Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) have started drafting a crowd-sourced digital bill of rights in hopes of preventing piecemeal laws like SOPA and CISPA from over-regulating the internet. The two have created a website called keeptheweb#open, where everyone is encouraged to contribute.

In its current from, the digital bill of rights would mandate first and foremost that "digital citizens have a right to a free, uncensored internet." The second item on the list says that "digital citizens have a right to an open, unobstructed internet," which reads very similarly to the first rule. In fact, limited government regulation of the internet is a common theme across most items in the legislation.

What the bill of rights doesn't include is specific legal language that would protect copyright owners, the central issue that SOPA intended to address. Instead, the bill says "digital citizens have a right to benefit from what they create, and be secure in their intellectual property on the internet." This statement doesn't address how copyright infringement will be enforced or prevented — both of which are crucial elements needed to satisfy the enormous influence of commercial entities.

In its draft state, this bill has a long way to go before it's ready to be evaluated by lawmakers. Even once the bill reaches completion, it could face significant opposition — when a surveillance law that could have allowed the government to inspect the emails and phone calls of US citizens came up for renewal, Wyden and only one other senator opposed its reinstatement. While this bill is only just getting started, Reddit's Free Internet Activism board is also drafting a digital bill of rights that appears to be much farther along.