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"It's time for us to make a big communal decision," he said. "In front of us are two roads - which way are we going to go? "Are we going to continue on the road and just allow the governments to do more and more and more control - more and more surveillance? "Or are we going to set up a bunch of values? Are we going to set up something like a Magna Carta for the world wide web and say, actually, now it's so important, so much part of our lives, that it becomes on a level with human rights?"
reply to post by alldaylong
That's why I like him as a spokesperson on this issue. He was trying to develop a way for people to share information easily across multiple platforms and systems. His concept of the hyperlink is what makes our web possible.
We should see the web as a way of sharing information not controlling it.
reply to post by benrl
How very well said.
It takes effort to achieve things sometimes. Some of these things are worth speaking for. I would love to see this enacted, but even when faced with the possibility of compromise we will still achieve something. If we do nothing but sit in silence we can't complain. We must actively seek out and even at times demand what we think is fair.
An open web where ideas can be exchanged freely.
reply to post by ketsuko
In effective enforcement of, is not the same as the document being ineffective.
IT is the will of the govern that needs to place emphasis on such documents for it to have force,
Our leaders have been allowed to do what they have through the apathy of the people,
Things like "its doing us so well now" attitude is a big part of it.
The web certainly needs a universal standard of rights, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY AN IDEAL TO STRIVE FOR.
EVEN if its ineffective, we should always try to do better.edit on 12-3-2014 by benrl because: (no reason given)