Web founder calls for ‘digital constitution




There should be a “digital constitution” which are the rights of Internet users are guaranteed. This is suggested by the founder of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, about 25 years after he drew up the first draft of the www.

Tim Berners-Lee “Unless we have what happens at the back door, we do not have open government, democracy, good, good health, a related company and a diverse culture that we can rely on without us having to fear an open and neutral Internet,” says Berners-Lee told The Guardian. He does his statements exactly 25 years after he wrote the first draft for the development of the web.

Berners-Lee is an outspoken critic of espionage by the British and American intelligence, rather he called the spying “stupid”. Across The Guardian, he says: “Our rights from all sides increasingly violated, and the danger is that we get used to it.”

The call of Berners-Lee is accompanied by the website Web We Want , where Internet users can come together to ask. digital constitution for their country Ultimately leading to national or even international law in which Internet users are protected.

Berners-Lee argues that much legislation will be necessary for the benefit of the free Internet, including copyright. “The laws that keep people from ending up in jail, are largely designed to protect film producers,” said Berners-Lee.

He is also critical of the great influence that the U.S. government has on the internet, the management of IP addresses and domain names are administered by a foundation governed by the U.S. Department of Commerce. According to the Web-founder is not logical, since the internet is so international. At the same time it is critical that the web disintegrates into several parts, the so-called “Balkanization” of the Internet. Include Iran is developing its own web.

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