Hacking is NOT a Crime is a nonprofit organization advocating global policy reform to decriminalize hacking. We raise awareness concerning the pejorative use of the terms "hacker" and "hacking" throughout social and political systems.
Specifically, the stereotypes and narratives influencing public opinion and legislation that create a pretext for censorship, surveillance, and prosecution. Hackers often refrain from publicly disclosing privacy violations and security vulnerabilities due to these potential consequences.
This is creating an increasingly hostile digital frontier and power imbalance. Information wants to be free, but institutions benefiting from the status quo deem its public dissemination threatening and seek to control it.
We consider good-faith research and activism fundamental rights in promoting the tenets of free and equal societies. We collectively advocate the decriminalization of hacking to advance transparency and accountability from these institutions.