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In addition to its volunteer, La Quadrature du Net relies, on a staff of five (and one intern!) working to promote, amongst other, Net neutrality, positive copyright reform, and privacy protection. It fights against censorship, surveillance, and discrimination of our communications.

The campaigns, legal and political monitoring, and development of tools for citizen participation can only continue with the support of thousands of individuals, such as you!


What does your support serve?

  • 60% will be used to pay the staff
  • 30% will be dedicated to action, and participation to meetings, debates and community or institutional events
  • the remaining 10% will be used for rent and general expenses
  • See also : Who funds La Quadrature du Net? in the FAQ.

This budget is mainly based on your support. It allows La Quadrature du Net to act freely and in total independence. It has to increase however in order to widen the range of actions, for instance by hiring another coder or Arthur Messaud at the end of his internship.


Some of the actions of La Quadrature du Net since the rejection of ACTA in 2012:

for a positive reform of copyright

La Quadrature du Net issued a set of proposals for a positive reform of copyright, and has pushed it throughout the year, notably by distributing datalove USBs in the European Parliament, pre-loaded with music, films and books calling MEPs to adapt copyright to our cultural practices.

against the strengthening of repression of online sharing

At the European level, La Quadrature has actively campaigned to avoid the reappearance in new trade agreements (CETA and TAFTA) of similar dispositions of those rejected with ACTA in 2012. In France, La Quadrature has actively alerted the public on the dangers of the Lescure report on the future of copyright and associated cultural policies, and put forward its own proposals on this matter.

to protect Net neutrality

La Quadrature defends a free an open network and calls to make the principle of Net neutrality law. La Quadrature does this by carrying out actions of monitoring, alerts and analysis and by answering public consultations. During the last few months, this fundamental principle has been repeatedly attacked, on an international, European, and on national levels. These debates have provided many opportunities to resist the demands of the telecom industry and to push our proposals for a neutral Net.

for privacy and the autonomy of everyone in digital environment

The reform of the European regulation on the free circulation of personal data in progress at the European Parliament has triggered unprecedented lobbying campaigns led by the corporate giants who collect, process and sell our personal data. To face these attacks on our privacy La Quadrature works on analysis and information to allow everyone to act to balance the corporations' and governments' power of surveillance, censorship and control.

to balance the corporations' and governments' power of surveillance, censorship and control

In the name of war on terrorism, crime, or copyright protection, many governments try to impose surveillance, censorship and limitations of online communication. La Quadrature du Net fights to preserve elements inseparable of democracy such as freedom of expression, right to a fair trial or the intervention of a judge for any censorship of online content.

for citizen participation in the legislative processes

Through the development of tools such as the Piphone and Political Memory, as well as organising empowering or informational workshops, La Quadrature du Net offers citizens the possibility to understand and participate in the legislative process in the European and national institutions.

Beyond co-founders and volunteer participation, La Quadrature du Net's action have recently been structured into three areas of activity :

legal and political analysis, coordinated by Miriam Artino, assisted by Arthur Messaud

Born in 1981 and graduated in European studies, Miriam joined La Quadrature after having worked for the European Commission and Parliament on information and civil liberties matters. Arthur is born in 1990 and is a trolling expert. He is currently in charge of making coffee for the staff.

tools development, coordinated by Thomas Bouchet

Born in 1976, free software programmer, Thomas joined La Quadrature du Net in June 2013 and works there part-time.

campaign and communication, coordinated by Jérémie Zimmermann and Yoann Spicher

Co-founder of La Quadrature du Net, Jérémie has been working full-time since its creation.Yoann joined La Quadrature for his internship, before becoming a paid staff in March 2012

They work with the logistic and administrative support of Marie Walrafen

Marie has gone from movie production to French Parliament, wireless networks to free-software, always closer to the defense of fundamental freedoms

Questions?

Who funds La Quadrature du Net?

In 2012, the Open Society Foundation has been contributing to La Quadrature du Net's budget through a yearly grant of 60K euros (30% of the budget). The Shuttleworth foundation has also contributed to La Quadrature's budget through a donation of $5.000 (2% of the budget). All the rest of our funds, approximately 130 k euros, or 65% of the budget, come from individual citizens' contributions. This is a guarantee of independence, but at the same time creates uncertainty regarding the sustainability of our income and of our actions.

Who supports La Quadrature du Net?

Several NGOs support La Quadrature, as well as thousands of individuals who have made a donation and wish to be visible on the supporters list.

Is my support tax-deductible?

La Quadrature is still trying to obtain the tax deductibility for its donators. In a first examination of our request, the French administration has granted us the general interest qualification but denied the scientific, social, educational or cultural aspect of our work. We believe that this decision is not justified and therefore asked for a second examination of our request. In the meantime unfortunately, amounts donated in 2013 will not be tax deductible.

I don't have any money, how can I help La Quadrature du Net?

Spread the word about this campaign! By speaking up on social networks, on blogs, or by telling people around you about the importance of La Quadrature's actions, and how they can participate, you can help us. This support is vital, as La Quadrature can only exist through the citizens who share our commitment to the free Internet.
You can also support La Quadrature du Net day after day by getting involved
Financial donations help La Quadrature's work on a day-to-day basis by paying for its full-time activists' salaries, costs and other, but La Quadrature would be nothing without the people who give their time, skills and energy to support its actions.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch to find a way to contribute that suits you!

How are my donations cumulated?

Once your donations are complete (with the same email address), the total amount of your donations, along with the gifts you will receive, will be indicated on your personal page.

You can also change the color of your Pi-xel and even make it twinkle!

The accumulation of donated amounts goes from June 2013 onwards..

I need a receipt or an invoice for my donation.

We can send you a receipt for accounting purposes. Please contact us by email.

Can I make a donation by cheque?

Yes. To donate by cheque, stop the payment procedure when you are at our bank's website and send your cheque to the following address:
Payable to: La Quadrature du Net
Address: La Quadrature du Net, 19 rue Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris, France

Important note: Please write down the name you gave us on the back of your cheque, so we can send you your pi decimals or other goodies.

Can I make a donation through money transfer?

Sure! You need to transfer your donation to La Quadrature's bank account using the following bank account details:
International Bank Account Number: IBAN: FR76 1027 8060 3100 0205 1824 514
This number is usually enough to make a wire transfer from anywhere in Europe.

Important note: Please quote the name you gave us as your transfer's comment, so we can send you your pi decimals or other goodies.

Can I make a donation through BitCoin or other CryptoCurrencies?

Yes! You can support LQDN by donating to the following cryptocurrencies accounts:
BitCoin : 1CTQP6g2GMMc99JoZ63qE8yxtpZeV2NJnP
LiteCoin : LKGbQd7V1NEYaZNrzQvPLKdyAun9jssxAN
PeerCoin : PCdyZar8L6bJ6tqRHW4c4tM7wHZVpU5zK3

Can I make a donation through PayPal?

For ethical reasons, we do not recommend using PayPal for donations (their actions against WikiLeaks, among others) and because of the overly expensive costs incurred. Nevertheless, if it is your only option, you may use the following account: paypal@laquadrature.net

Can I make a donation via Flattr?

Yes! If you wish to support La Quadrature via Flattr, you can simply flatter this page, or any of the site's articles.
Flattr is a great way to support us, but as a Flattr is quite small, please don't hesitate to flatter our articles to your heart's content.

Can I support La Quadrature du Net by buying a t-shirt?

La Quadrature du Net does not sell t-shirts. The only way to support La Quadrature du Net (financially) is to make a donation. Of course, you can also help and support La Quadrature in other ways, by helping out for instance. Selling t-shirts would require a lot of time and effort and would probably mean hiring someone in order to make any substantial profit from it. It would not be worth it. The pi-shirts are but a (small) gift from La Quadrature to show its gratitude and thank its most generous benefactors.

When will I get my t-shirt?

For logistical reasons, t-shirts are sent in batch. This may take a while, sometimes up to a couple months. This waiting period is sometimes long, but we do not forget any shipment.
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