[IRP] Another comment on "punch"
Wed Oct 6 15:12:16 EEST 2010
I've read the recent discussions on "punch" and, being one of the people
who criticized the lack of it, I'd like to make some examples of
"punchy" rights that I would like to see stated.
I would like to see a right to make use of the knowledge and instruments
of the past to enhance the personal and collective knowledge and
instruments for the future (as opposed to "copyright is a fundamental
right, but please use Creative Commons"... copyright should be an
exception to sharing, not the opposite).
I would like to see a right to access and share information of public
political and social value without being subject to harassment or
limitations by governments, corporations and other interested parties
(think of Wikileaks).
I would like to see a right for the people to use the Internet to gather
and self-organize for political and social activity (yes it's already
there in the draft, but it's attributed to "the users of ICT tools" -
no, it's really "the people", you don't gain the right because you use
an ICT tool, it's a generic right for which the Internet is an
I would like to see a right to innovate in content, applications and
services without having to undergo centralized authorization and
It's not that these things are not there (some are not, though), it's
that IMHO they should be phrased with more focus, more abstraction
(implementation in today's technological terms should go in part 2 or in
specific documents), and more courage.
Anyway, I'd be happy to join whatever drafting group to turn criticism
into wording proposals.
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