(OT) UN declares Internet access a "human right"

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Jun 6 23:41:54 CDT 2011


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hank Nussbacher" <hank at efes.iucc.ac.il>

> On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Jimmy Hess wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 9:11 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Well, the operational concern is...
> 
> that if you config an ACL you might be accused and brought to trial
> for crimes against humanity.

Now *this* is a valid, on-topic issue for this list.

Does your employer have written protocols concerning what should be done
and who is responsible when orders are given?

This is *not* the Nuremberg trials; Martinez-Baker is probably the controlling
case, though IANAL.

So that we're clear, though, my interpretation of the original directive
is that it forbids *member governments* from cutting off Internet access,
and I don't know that it got into enough detail to suggest that this 
applied at the tactical, rather than strategic level.

If I were running an ISP or IAP, you can bet I'd have a better answer than
that, though, and your employer should too -- If a CxO hasn't talked to
a General Counsel since that press release came out, then someone's 
falling down on the job.

Cheers,
-- jra
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