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]: France law
by Neolander on Sun 5th Jun 2011 07:52 UTC in reply to "RE: France law"
Neolander
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Great right... but if you break the law by murdering someone, your right to liberty is taken away and you are sent to jail.

This contradiction can by avoided by stating that the right to life has a greater value than the right to liberty. Keeping a criminal unpunished puts the life of people in danger, maybe that's not worth the liberty of the criminal.

Similarly, if you break the P2P law, you can have your internet right taken away.

This, on the other hand, is pure hypocrisy, doing so basically says that the media industry's pleasure is worth more than the people's freedom of speech.

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