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Farid HUMBLOT

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Should the internet be a fundamental right?

80 % people around the world believe that internet access is a fundamental right.
The revolution in Egypt shows that internet (in that case mostly Twitter) is the tool to enhance ideas. TED.com is another example of that.
But as the same time people around the world do not have access to this magnificent and even if they have, it is under surveillance.
In we look at the Egyptian revolution, you will that the impact and the spread of the idea of 'we can change our country' came from the internet. Twitter was not only a logistic tool but also a powerful spreading tool.
Mass media follow the revolution on Twitter.
So my question is 'should the internet be a fundamental right?'
And if it is how do we define it?

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  • Feb 26 2011: The only fundamental right is the right to develop, to change. From that we have derived the four basic rights of freedom of thought, speech, movement and association. You only need these rights if you want freedom to change. Moderns consider them fundamental because they see them in a static rather than a dynamic model. In the dynamic model, the only fundamental right is that to develop or change. From these four rights, we derive our civil and political rights. The internet will become a civil right.
    • Feb 28 2011: If internet become a civil right, how do you think it should be codified?

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