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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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  • Mar 3 2011: Information should be a fundamental right of all human beings. The internet is how we are currently disseminating our information. Before computers and the internet there were books. This medium of information exchange was limited to the upper classes in previous times. The invention of the printing press casued an explosion of literacy and spurred an immense exchange of knowledge. The internet is the next form of this sharing of information. Massive volumes of information that would have required libraries to house can be easily stored on PCs, laptops, knidles and even phones. Whether or not the internet should be a right is irrelevant. People will DEMAND information and by extension the internet, until another medium has been developed.

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