War for the Web

The same rights that have protected our democracy for generations are now in jeopardy in the most unlikely of places: the Internet.
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Wild Wild Web
Film
New York, New York
United States
6 Team Members
War for the Web is a sponsored project of the International Documentary Association.

Do we have the right to free speech? The right to privacy? The right to security? The right to choice?

The same rights that have protected our democracy for generations are now in jeopardy in the most unlikely of places: online. The Internet may appear to be an open forum, but behind closed doors, a war is being waged between corporations and governments for control of the virtual universe, affecting the way we access the Internet, the content we can post, the sites we can see, and the security of the data we send.

The harsh truth is that few of us possess any real knowledge about how the Internet works. Though the United States invented this marvel, our complacency has put this country behind. As technology advances, our infrastructure has declined. As the world becomes more connected, our rights have become more restricted.  

It’s time to take a stand. In this fight for our online rights, who will win the War for the Web?

 

Fight for your #Netrights

Fight for your #netrights from War for the Web on Vimeo.

The documentary tackles the following issues: 

  • Why we have a lack of choice when it comes to picking an Internet service provider 
  • Why data caps will make it more expensive for you to access Netflix (and other sites)
  • Why the U.S. now ranks 19th in the world in terms of Internet speed
  • Why government and corporations infringe upon our free speech and privacy rights online 
  • Why our emails, bank statements, and medical records are no longer safe

Featured interviews:

Full interview list here.

 

Funding

We've gotten halfway through production, and now we need your help to get us to the finish. Here is what we can do if we reach the following funding milestones: 

$75,000 - We can finish shooting the documentary. We will shoot at least 7 additional interviews in NYC and DC, including Alexis Ohanian, Don Tapscott, David Cay Johnston, members of Congress, and more. 

$200,000 - We can edit and finish the movie. We will hire an editor, build the special effects, and license some really awesome music to have a cut of the film ready for early 2014.

$250,000 - We can travel to the west coast to shoot interviews with Silicon Valley's movers and shakers, and we'll film inside the Computer History Museum.

$300,000 - We can bring War for the Web to the masses. These funds will cover our entire festival distribution release and allow us to bring WFTW to theaters.

 

Special Perks

In addition to screenings, events, and plenty of goodies, we have a few extra special goodies from our film interviewees. Many thanks to Rebecca MacKinnon, Susan Crawford, Andrew Blum, and Telegeography for their contributions, both to our film and to our campaign!

Grab one of these for yourselves:

Rebecca MacKinnon's "Consent of the Networked" Susan Crawford's "Captive Audience" Andrew Blum's "Tubes"  

TeleGeography Map of the Internet

 

 

TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

Your donation is tax deductible!!! War for the Web is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions on behalf of War for the Web are payable to IDA and are tax deductible less the value of any goods or services received, as allowed by law. The value of goods and services being offered is noted under each donation level. If you would like to deduct the entire donation you have the option to simply decline the reward at check out.

 

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  • $5USD
    Take a Stand

    One small step in the fight for our online rights! We offer big thanks and your name on our Donor Wall. (fully tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $20USD
    Documentary Download

    The fight starts here: get a digital copy of the documentary when it is released, plus your name on the Donor Wall. (amount over $8 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $40USD
    Internet Survival Kit

    What would we do without the Internet? Go analog with a fully loaded survival kit that includes a "Dropbag" (backpack), "G-post" (postcard), "Blogger" (journal), "Tweets" (sticky notes), and of course, "Internet Porn" (condoms). Plus get a digital copy of the film and your name on the Donor Wall. Add $15 for international shipping. (amount over $35 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $60USD
    Screening + Q&A

    Get two tickets to watch the film with fellow hacktivists at an intimate screening event in NYC or LA after its premiere (travel not included). After the screening we will host a Q&A session with the filmmakers and special guests. (If we get enough interest from other cities, we'll host a screening near you!) Plus get the Internet Survival Kit, digital copy of the film, and your name on the Donor Wall. Add $15 for international shipping. (amount over $35 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $150USD
    Thought Leader: Signed Book

    ONE of these incredible books, signed by their authors: "Captive Audience" by Susan Crawford, "Consent of the Networked" by Rebecca MacKinnon, or "Tubes" by Andrew Blum. Book selection is first come, first served. Plus get the Internet Survival Kit, digital copy of the film, and your name on the Donor Wall. Add $20 for international shipping. (amount over $80 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $300USD
    Thought Leader Trifecta

    Get all THREE of these autographed books: "Captive Audience" by Susan Crawford, "Consent of the Networked" by Rebecca MacKinnon, or "Tubes" by Andrew Blum. Plus get the Internet Survival Kit, digital copy of the film, and your name on the Donor Wall. Add $20 for international shipping. (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

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  • $500USD
    Sneak Preview in NY or LA

    Watch the film before everyone else! You and a friend are invited to an advanced screening of "War for the Web" in NYC or LA before the festival premiere. Travel not included. Plus get the Internet Survival Kit, digital copy of the film, and your name on the Donor Wall. Add $15 for international shipping. (amount over $35 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Blum's Internet Walking Tour

    In his new book, "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet," Andrew Blum goes inside the Internet’s physical infrastructure and flips on the lights. Blum will lead a walking tour of Lower Manhattan's Internet infrastructure for you and a guest. Travel to NYC not included; tour date based on Blum's availability. Plus get a signed copy of "Tubes," as well as the Internet Survival Kit, digital copy of the film, and your name on the Donor Wall. Add $20 for international shipping. (amount over $300 is tax-deductible)

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  • $2,000USD
    TeleGeography Telecom Map

    There's no sexier visualization of the Internet than these Telecom Maps (telegeography.com). You get one of these gorgeous 36"x40" maps, perfect for framing or mounting on the wall. Plus get the Internet Survival Kit, digital copy of the film, and your name on the Donor Wall. Add $40 for international shipping. (amount over $300 is tax-deductible)

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  • $7,500USD
    Private Screening in YOUR City

    We'll bring "War for the Web" to you! We'll host a private screening for you and 25-50 of your friends in YOUR city after the film premiere. (Sorry, only available to cities in the 48 contiguous States.) Plus get the Internet Survival Kit, digital copy of the film, and your name on the Donor Wall. (amount over $1,500 is tax-deductible)

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  • $10,000USD
    Festival Premiere and Party

    Walk the red carpet with us as we premiere "War for the Web" at a major film festival. You and a guest will receive tickets to the premiere screening and after party. We'll cover up to a $1000 of your travel costs. Plus get the Internet Survival Kit, digital copy of the film, and your name on the Donor Wall. (amount over $1,035 is tax-deductible)

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