Thursday, June 11, 2009

French High Court: Internet Access Fundamental Right

Can't disagree with this statement. In their ruling regarding web piracy, France's highest court, the Constitutional Council declared the Internet to be "a fundamental human right that can not be taken away by anything other than a court of law."

Certainly in modern democracies Internet access is a political necessity. In Canada, it should be included among our demands for democratic reform.

[Cross-posted at Challenging the Commonplace.]