Monday, June 18, 2012

A Bill of Rights for the Digital Environment

ArsTechnica reports that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) have started a campaign for a Bill of Rights for the Digital Environment. Congressman Darrell Issa  has published the Bill of Rights on the website and is seeking input from all those that are interested and concerned to develop the Bill of Rights into a workable document. If you are interested in participating you can do so here. I personally think this list is already very good but would probably like to see something supporting fair use/fair dealing as well. 

Here are the proposed ten rights:

  1. The right to a free and uncensored Internet.
  2. The right to an open, unobstructed Internet.
  3. The right to equality on the Internet.
  4. The right to gather and participate in online activities.
  5. The right to create and collaborate on the Internet.
  6. The right to freely share their ideas.
  7. The right to access the Internet equally, regardless of who they are or where they are.
  8. The right to freely associate on the Internet.
  9. The right to privacy on the Internet.
  10. The right to benefit from what they create.
 Further ReadingArsTechncia, SOPA opponents unveil "Digital Bill of Rights" (13 June 2012) < > at 18 June 2012 < > at 18 June 2012

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