Human Rights in the Information Society: Utopias, Dystopias and Human Values

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Abstract

I shall discuss the relevance of human rights for the development information society. First I shall shortly introduce the opportunities and dangers pertaining to the information society, also referring to some famous science fiction works. I shall argue that human rights may provide some guidance for addressing such opportunities and dangers. I shall then consider how different human rights are involved in the social deployment of information technologies, and the connections between such rights. Finally, I shall provide some considerations on what approach to humans right may be more useful for promoting human values in the information society.

Keywords

Open Source Software Information Society Digital Content Science Fiction Concerned Individual 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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