Inventor of the Web Is Right: We Need an Internet Bill of Rights
Could you guys forward this, it is important. Everyday we hear another story about how there is spying, or a crackdown on some group on the world wide web. An internet bill of rights might prevent some of these things from occurring.
It’s been 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee published his plan for the world wide web.
It’s safe to say the web succeeded far beyond his original ambition to create a system for linking academic documents together. That’s largely because Berners-Lee’s employer, CERN, announced to the world in 1993 that the web would be open for anyone to use and build upon, royalty free, forever.
But Berners-Lee believes the open web is under constant threat from the governments and corporations that want to control the internet. And to fight back, he’s calling for the creation of a kind of constitution for the internet. “On the 25th birthday of the web, I ask you to join in—to help us imagine and build the future standards for the web, and to press for every country to develop a digital bill of rights to advance a free and open web for everyone,” he wrote in a blog post for Google today.http://www.webat25.org/http://readwrite.com/2014/03/12/what-would-an-internet-bill-of-rights-look-likehttp://googleblog.blogspot.jp/2014/03/on-25th-anniversary-of-web-lets-keep-it.htmlhttp://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/03/web25/http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/03/web-inventor-tim-berners-lee-calls-for-digital-magna-carta/