"I will donate 5 Euros per month to support an organisation that will campaign for digital rights in the European Union but only if 250 other people will do the same."
— Nicole Simon (Germany)
Deadline to sign up by: 31st October 2005
25 people signed up, 225 more were needed
Inspired by Danny O'Brien's pledge for funding a digital rights organisation in the UK (1), I would like to take this to the European level, because that is where most of the decisions are made today for Europe.
The amount of money and resources companies are investing on the European level to influence the outcome of laws to protect their interests is massive. Our rights are reduced each time politicians legislate on these issues, because they're hearing only from the corporate business interests.
If we don't let the politicians know what we're worried about, we'll inevitably end up stripped of the rights we presently have. We have to show them we do not only care but will fight for it.
If you would like to link to it, please use DigitalRightsEU as a tag and / or leave a trackback to this blog post (2) so I can track it.
The pledge says per month, but this is meant to be the equivalent of 5 Euros a month (or more), donated in a cost saving way - which in most of the cases probably mean yearly.
The limits of pledgebank only allow me to set 100 people and 2 months, I asked them to change it to "timely end to 31.10.2005 and make that 250 people", so this will change over the next days.
If you add your name, please include your country.
Nicole Simon (Germany), the Pledge Creator, joined by: