Google Request 4 July  A Free and Open Internet: Google has taken the 4th of July in the United States, Independence Day, to promote the application of the values of liberty that motivated the founding of the country to keep the Internet “free and open.” The company has posted a video with statements of users and individuals who have been on the Internet one of the most important communication platforms in history.

The 4th of July is one of the most important holidays in the United States. It commemorates the union of the 13 colonies in 1776 to agree the Declaration of Independence. This is a historic document which were declared free and independent, thus challenging the authority of Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence is the foundation on which America was formed and is noted for his advocacy of freedom and equality.

Google wanted to make his unique tribute to that document, evoking the essence and adapting the current context. The intention of the company has been demanding that the spirit of freedom of the document apply to defense of the Internet. In recent months we have attempted to pass laws such ACTA, SOUP or PIP, in the opinion of Google and other agents, or violate the freedom on the Net

In an entry on his blog, Google explained that in 1776, when it adopted the Declaration of Independence, “it took days to print and distribute copies throughout the colonies, and it took weeks to reach beyond the Atlantic.” However, a statement of this importance could have spread almost instantly, “in seconds”, thanks to the Internet.

That’s one of the possibilities of the Google Network that make it an instrument of unprecedented communication. “The Internet is a powerful platform that makes it easier for people to speak, assemble and be heard,” said the company. For Google, the Internet is a platform that can help ensure that the ideals of equality and freedom of the Declaration of Independence are met and to come at even much higher. Given this, Google has encouraged users to “celebrate the release,” but also to “support a free and open Internet.”

To complete your post, Google has released a video in which you can see statements of historical, current personalities and anonymous users.

Among the published statements can be seen: “The Internet is arguably one of the best tools we’ve seen for democratization and individual freedom”, said by Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Condoleezza Rice.

There is also a commentary on the Internet by the present U.S. President, Barak Obama. “It is perhaps the most open network in history and we must keep it that way,” said Obama.

Google’s video ends with a quote Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers, in which you can see that Google Internet is its natural habitat. “Where liberty dwells, there is my country” is the phrase of Benjamin Franklin quoted by Google.