Whacky Weekend: Is Internet Access a Human Right?

Zaid Ali zaid at zaidali.com
Thu Jan 5 15:45:25 UTC 2012

I agree with Vint here. Basic human rights are access to food, clothing
and shelter. I think we are still struggling in the world with that. With
your logic one would expect the radio and TV to be a basic human right but
they are not, they are and will remain powerful medium which be enablers
of something else and the Internet would fit there.


On 1/5/12 7:22 AM, "Jay Ashworth" <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

>Vint Cerf says no: http://j.mp/wwL9Ip
>But I wonder to what degree that's dependent on how much our governments
>Internet access the most practical/only practical way to interact with
>Understand: I'm not saying that FiOS should be a human right.  But as a
>society, America's recognized for decades that you gotta have a telephone,
>and subsidized local/lifeline service to that extent; that sort of subsidy
>applies to cellular phones now as well.
>-- jr 'yes, I know I'm early...' a
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