From politicians and professors to computer scientists and the first programmer, these are the champions of the open internet.

This article titled “The Guardian's Open 20: fighters for internet freedom” was written by James Ball, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 20th April 2012 12.22 UTC

Rickard Falkvinge Founder, the Pirate party

Falkvinge founded the Swedish Pirate party in 2006 to focus on reforming copyright, patents and file sharing laws. The party now has an often marginal presence in 22 countries, with significant presence in Sweden, where it has two members of the European parliament, and Germany, where it polls as the third biggest political party.

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