Digital Resistance, Digital Liberties and Human Rights
This Chapter analyzes Declarations, Charters and Bills that, in recent years, have tried to apply the principles concerning the protection for human rights to the technological world and to the Internet. Moving from a technological interpretation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are highlighted those aspects of human personality that are affected, and often limited, by a regulation of the Internet, especially the freedom of expression, the freedom of the press, the freedom to assembly and the freedom of access to the network. In the central portion of the Chapter are discussed typical technological issues like the fundamental right to network access and digital divide, the responsibilities and the role of Internet Service Providers in the process of information flow and the freedom of the users, the use of free software and open standards to improve citizens’ rights.
KeywordsInformation Society Digital Divide Internet Service Provider Citizen Participation Universal Declaration
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