UN declares Internet access a "human right"

JC Dill jcdill.lists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 05:40:57 UTC 2011

  On 05/06/11 5:18 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 02:39:45 +0300, Gadi Evron said:
>> The title is misleading, as this is more about "denying" access. But
>> this is still quite interesting. I don't think this has *any*
>> operational implications, but every operator to see this was immediately
>> worried. I figure it warrants a discussion.
> No discussion needed - yes, it appears to conflict with "3 strikes you're off"
> copyright laws, until you accept that only criminals will get hit with 3
> strikes, and criminals can be required to give up some rights as punishment, so
> it's OK.

I will happily go along with this argument when the "3 strikes you're 
off" copyright laws are enforced thru a process which A) assumes you are 
innocent until proven guilty; B) that you are allowed to present a 
defense and challenge all witnesses; and C) that you are entitled to 
have your case heard by a jury of your peers.  To the best of my 
knowledge, none of the "3 strikes you're off" copyright laws proposed or 
enacted have provided these basic human rights.


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