Berners-Lee calls for web bill of rights
- The worldwide web (www) inventer wants a “Magna Carta” which will protect & enshrine the independence of the medium he created for its users worldwide.
- The “open, neutral” system of web is been attacked by governments and corporate influences alike.
- A statement of principles ‘Magna Carta plan’ is an initiative called “the web we want”, which envisages a digital bill of right in each country upholding principles of privacy, free speech & respecting anonymity.
- Mr.Lee is seeking support by public institutions, government officials and corporations.
- An open, neutral internet can give us an open government with good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture.
- The web constitution proposal should also examine the impact of copyright laws and the cultural-societal issues around the ethical technology standards.
- The Iana contract controls the dominant database of all domain names, although endorsed by USA, has come under severe pressure post Snowden revelations.
- Right to Privacy
- The ‘Web We Want’ Initiative
- Copyright Laws