[IRP] FW: [NetBehaviour] Berners-Lee: Web Access Is a 'Human Right'.

Michael Gurstein gurstein
Thu Apr 14 21:22:51 EEST 2011

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Subject: [NetBehaviour] Berners-Lee: Web Access Is a 'Human Right'.

In a speech at an MIT symposium, Berners-Lee compared access to the Web 
with access to water. While access to water is a more fundamental right, 
because people simply cannot survive without it, Web access should be 
seen as a right, too, because anyone who lacks Web access will fall 
behind their more connected peers.

"Access to the Web is now a human right," he said. "It's possible to 
live without the Web. It's not possible to live without water. But if 
you've got water, then the difference between somebody who is connected 
to the Web and is part of the information society, and someone who (is 
not) is growing bigger and bigger."

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