Access to the Internet isn't a right

By | March 6, 2012
Ah, but you see, access to the internet is not a fundamental human right. Nor shoult it ever be – it does not endanger survival in any way. At least, until we reach the stage of technological reliance that the Borg have. And the internet is not a jurisdiction with the same status as a country – nor should it be, until we are as united as the Bord are (that isn't necessarily bad, it's just us accepting global monoculture and global federated government). And when access to the internet isn't a right or a juristical equivalent of a country, it's hard to argue the independence of cyberspace in this way.

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4 thoughts on “Access to the Internet isn't a right

  1. Sophie Wrobel

    +Nils Hitze i'd agree that the internet is an amazing tool in empowering free speech. I'd also agree that there is ernormous value in being able to enjoy a right to free speech. But that's what the internet is – a tool used to enable a civil liberty, not a right in itself. Thus I find the argumentation used in the message to be not entirely convincing, although I agree that the end result is something that I'd like to see.

    What I'm not sure of is what line of argumentation would be sound and lead to the same goal. I'm beginning to wonder if we need a new kind of juristic definition/body to handle cyberspace – and the digital revolution as a whole – and if so, where the boundaries of such an institution might lie.


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