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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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    Mar 7 2011: Personally, I think that rights were invented at some time. I mean, some places in the world have more than others so that would mean that some people are "more free" than others ? Non. People invented rights. They are Man Made.

    It is more easy for someone to fight for something that have the label "Fundamental Right" on it, but that does not make the fact that someone would have to fight to get that "Right" legit. No "right" is fundamental. The proof is that most people have to fight for rights. If they were fundamental, they would have been granted with birth.

    In other words, there is NO (good) reason that anybody on the surface of the earth could not benefit of our great accomplishments. With the awesome progress of technology, we are getting closer and closer to accept the fact that it is not only POSSIBLE to eliminate inequalities, but that it would be EASY too.

    To answer directly to the question, I would say that Yes, but only because it would be "Less Worst" than No.

    Sorry if I have made mistake in my English, I speak french most of the time.

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