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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Stupid
by sigzero on Sat 4th Jun 2011 23:37 UTC
sigzero
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2006-01-03

It is not a human right to be on the Internet. The UN, once again, just boggles my mind on how stupid and ineffectual they are.

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RE: Stupid
by _xmv on Sat 4th Jun 2011 23:46 in reply to "Stupid"
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2008-12-09

It is not a human right to be on the Internet. The UN, once again, just boggles my mind on how stupid and ineffectual they are.

you're boggling my mind right now.
Human rights are defined by humans. Hate to break such stuff for people like that.

Defining Internet (in it's current state) has a right makes complete sense. There are several other similar rights, and psst, they actually all make complete sense.

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RE[2]: Stupid
by kedwards on Sun 5th Jun 2011 00:00 in reply to "RE: Stupid"
kedwards Member since:
2009-04-25

you're boggling my mind right now.
Human rights are defined by humans. Hate to break such stuff for people like that.

Defining Internet (in it's current state) has a right makes complete sense. There are several other similar rights, and psst, they actually all make complete sense.


Depends on which philosophy believe in, Locke or Hobbes. Hobbes = Rights are defined by man. Locke = Rights are defined by nature.

http://jim.com/hobbes.htm

Edited 2011-06-05 00:06 UTC

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RE: Stupid
by Rugxulo on Sat 4th Jun 2011 23:58 in reply to "Stupid"
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2007-10-09

It is not a human right to be on the Internet. The UN, once again, just boggles my mind on how stupid and ineffectual they are.


It probably shouldn't be required, but some schools, jobs, bills (taxes?) can't be done without the Internet. So while it's true you could in theory do it the old-fashioned way (snail mail), I'm not sure anymore that's really even available, much less fashionable. Sad to say.

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