The United Nations has declared access to The Internet a Human Right. I’m deliriously happy about this.
“While blocking and filtering measures deny users access to specific content on the Internet, states have also taken measures to cut off access to the Internet entirely. The Special Rapporteur considers cutting off users from internet access, regardless of the justification provided, including on the grounds of violating intellectual property rights law, to be disproportionate and thus a violation of article 19, paragraph 3, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”
Protection of, and access to information and technology that could be used for development must be one of the key issues of our generation.
More at Wired.com
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