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      CommentAuthorFilmFan
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2009
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    The question of whether web access is a human right was put to Tim at the Web at 20 launch event, clips of the talk and commentary thereof at the BBC's Digital Revolution website. They are trying to make an open source (i.e. collaborative) documentary about the web, marking its 20th birthday.


    I fully expect this to have already been discussed on here, even though I searched for relevant threads.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2009
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    To put that in context, http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/rightowater/en/ (2003) discusses the effects of water's being considered a "human right".
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    Human rights is a phrase unfortunately hollower than the heads of those who equate them with a sense of automatic entitlement. For example Some dumb bitch on the plane that I was on kept whining about her human rights because she couldn't, physically couldn't move her seat back because my legs were stopping her doing so, this wasn't bloody mindedness on my part, I'm just very tall.

    I think we solve the really important ones first before we start making trivial ones.
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2009
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    I think people who insist on leaning their seats back when other people are sitting behind them should be shot like dogs.
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2009
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    Why don't we just say that access to an open communications medium such as the internet is necessary for a free and healthy society and body politic and leave it at that?
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    I'm not sure that it is.