#1 By: 1net, March 12th, 2014 13:39
Interesting story in the Guardian - Tim Berners-Lee says we need to have a Web Bill of Rights, an online Magna Carta.
Why? "The web had come under increasing attack from governments and corporate influence and that new rules were needed to protect the 'open, neutral' system."
There is also a new campaign effort called The Web We Want.
Do you agree? Whatever happened to the efforts at the IGF over several years to build a similar thing? Is NetMundial likely to help with the development of such an idea?
#2 By: Avri Doria, March 24th, 2014 07:22
We have many versions of bills of online rights. Several of them overlap. We do not need yet another document. What we need to do is bring these various lists of rights together, show how they are all rooted in the UDHR and other International covenants and start publishing the united list. If we find that there are rights that have not already been presaged in the existing rights covenant and treaties, then we should consider how to get the new rights established.
This collation and linking is work I have started, but not something I have had the time to ever complete.
So yes, we need a Bill of rights, but we already have multiple drafts that we just need to complete the work on.