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McIver, Birdsall & Rasmussen : The Internet and the right to comminicate

The development of the Internet challenges traditional conceptions of information rights. The discourse surrounding these rights and the Internet typically deals with each right in isolation and attempt to adapt long established understandings of each right to the new technological environment. We contend there is a need to address information rights within a comprehensive human rights framework, specifically, a right to communicate.

As I write this, I am still working my way through this one and the syllogism (are we allowed to call them Shirky-isms, now?) in the introduction doesn't get the overall argument off to a very good start. But the Network really is the spanner in the works in the way every one thinks about how we, as individuals and societies, communicate so it's worth some time and some thought.

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