Bildt writes, "Two decades ago a wall made of concrete, built to divide the free and unfree, was torn down. Today it is the freedom of cyberspace that is under threat from regimes as keen as dictatorships past to control and limit the possibilities of their citizens. They are trying to build firewalls against freedom.
"At the end of the day, I am convinced they are fighting a losing battle - that cyber walls are as certain to fall as the walls of concrete once did."
Clinton's comments very clearly set the scene for this fight when she said, "Both the American people and nations that censor the Internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote Internet freedom."
Bildt adds, "Much like the way the rule of the law is critical to protecting the freedoms we enjoy as citizens in our societies, and international law protects the peace between our nations, we must seek to shape the rules that will protect the rights and the freedom of cyberspace."
In her speech, Clinton made it very clear that the United States would strongly oppose any country that chose to censor the Internet.