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Internet Society Mission
Since 1992, the Internet Society has served as the international organizationfor global coordination and cooperation on the Internet, promoting and maintaininga broad spectrum of activities focused on the Internet's development, availability,and associated technologies.
The Internet Society acts not only as a global clearinghouse for Internetinformation and education but also as a facilitator and coordinator of Internet-relatedinitiatives around the world. Through its annual International Networking(INET) conference and other sponsored events, developing-country trainingworkshops, tutorials, statistical and market research, publications, publicpolicy and trade activities, regional and local chapters, standardizationactivities, committees and an international secretariat, the Internet Societyserves the needs of the growing global Internet community. From commerceto education to social issues, our goal is to enhance the availability andutility of the Internet on the widest possible scale.
Internet Society Guiding Principles
- Open, unencumbered, beneficial use of the Internet.
- Self-regulated content providers; no prior censorship of on-line communications.
- On-line free expression is not restricted by other indirect means suchas excessively restrictive governmental or private controls over computerhardware or software, telecommunications infrastructure, or other essentialcomponents of the Internet.
- Open forum for the development of standards and Internet technology
- No discrimination in use of the Internet on the basis of race, color, gender,language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin,property, birth or other status.
- Personal information generated on the Internet is neither misused norused by another without informed consent of the principal.
- Internet users may encrypt their communication and information withoutrestriction.
- Encouragement of cooperation between networks: Connectivity is itsown reward, therefore network providers are rewarded by cooperation witheach other.