Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jun 2011 19:52 UTC
Internet & Networking Since it's weekend, let's start with some good news we can all be happy about. The United Nations has declared internet access a human right, and has called upon all nations to not instate any laws that have the power to cut people off the internet, with France and the UK being singled out because they passed three strikes laws.
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RE[2]: A human right... Really???
by kedwards on Sat 4th Jun 2011 23:51 UTC in reply to "RE: A human right... Really???"
kedwards
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Well... I think it's a bit more complicated than that. I would say that access to information is a basic human right. Access to information from multiple view points and multiple world sources. And of course, the best way to ensure universal access to information is via the Internet.

Is access to the Internet a basic human right? Probably not. But access to information should be. And the best way to ensure that access is via the Internet.


I think you hit the nail on the head. I probably should have worded my post a little bit better. There is a huge difference between a right and a product or service.

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