The internet must preserved as a tool of democracy

“If the internet is the road system for the digital world, then the world wide web is the car – the tool we use daily for work and play.” …

The internet must preserved as a tool of democracy

The Internet Must Stay Democratic 25 years on

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There are plans to make the internet less democratic. This must be resisted says Tim Berners-Lee, who is the person mainly responsible for it being in existence. He resisted patenting it wanting it to be free for all. He wonders if this is possible and asks if we should accept Government and commercial control of the it now that it “has reached a level of maturity where ownership and control becomes inevitable?”

 

An article in the Guardian looks at this

Two decades on, we must preserve the internet as a tool of democracy

The Guardian

It is nearly 25 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote his initial proposal for a distributed information system based on hypertext, in March 1989. “Vague, but exciting,” was how supervisor Mike Sendall greeted the idea, proposed to help connect the work of several thousand atom-smashing scientists, researchers and administrators at Cern – the European home of nuclear research and the large hadron collider.

Read More At: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/12/web-tool-democracy-tim-berners-lee

We must not allow big companies to dictate to us

The internet is still free and we must keep it that way. The big corporations and those countries with dictatorships want to stop this because it will stop people exposing what they are doing that they don’t want us to know about. Because it is free to use it doesn’t mean that we can put what we like on it, particularly if it endangers others with freedoms come responsibilities. We are told to be careful when disposing of personal information as others could get hold of it and use it against us.

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