Whacky Weekend: Is Internet Access a Human Right?

Vadim Antonov avg at kotovnik.com
Thu Jan 5 21:05:31 CST 2012


There are no such rights. Each positive right is somebody else's 
obligation.
Being forced to feed, clothe, and house somebody else is called slavery. So
is providing Internet access, TV, or whatever else. Doesn't matter if 
this slavery
is part-time, the principle remains the same -- some people gang up on you
and force you to work for their benefit.

On the other hand the ability to exchange any information with any other
consenting parties and at your own expense - without being censored,
interfered with, or snooped upon - is indeed a basic human right.

--vadim

On 01/05/2012 07:45 AM, Zaid Ali wrote:
> 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.
>
> Zaid



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