The IFLA Internet Manifesto

The IFLA Internet Manifesto:
The IFLA Internet Manifesto

Unhindered access to information is essential to freedom, equality, global understanding and peace. Therefore, the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) asserts that:

Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual both to hold and express opinions and to seek and receive information; it is the basis of democracy; and it is at the core of library service.

Freedom of access to information, regardless of medium and frontiers, is a central responsibility of the library and information profession.

The provision of unhindered access to the Internet by libraries and information services supports communities and individuals to attain freedom, prosperity and development.
Barriers to the flow of information should be removed, especially those that promote inequality, poverty, and despair.


Oh there’s more, but this is a start.