"In an interview with the Guardian, Tim Berners-Lee proposes a bill of rights for the web.
His plan is part of a wider initiative, The Web We Want, a campaign for a 'free open and truly global Internet.'
Berners-Lee suggests that governments need an increased understanding of technology, and a revisiting of legal issues such as copyright law.
More controversially he proposes removal of US control of IANA claiming "The removal of the explicit link to the US department of commerce is long overdue. The US can't have a global place in the running of something which is so non-national". He sees the web at risk of fragmentation into "national silos" if people do not fight for the web.
There is potential overlap here with Article 19 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights , which states,'Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.' Would an internet bill of rights be successful in nations where the principles of the UDHR are ignored ?
Given the anarchic evolution of the internet, is it possible or desirable to attempt to control it in any way?"
You need a carrot and a stick.
Do this right now or ... or ... or we'll post kitten pictures.
How about a world wide union for the world wide web? That would get some attention.
Can I stick my carrot in your rabbit hole?
Wasn't Sir Tim in favour of the HTML 5 DRM proposal with the W3C? How does that fit in with this bill of rights? (I tried to a top level response, but it doesn't seem to be working)
Wasn't Sir Tim in favour of the HTML 5 DRM proposal with the W3C?
Yes he was. (is) Sir Tim has sold out. Zero geek cred in my eyes. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/10/lowering-you r-standards [eff.org]
> You need a carrot and a stick.
Agreed. Take the carrot, shove it up ICAAN's ass, and then tamp it in farther with the stick.