Universities in Copenhagen

Universities in Copenhagen

An Overview of Calls for Rights or Principles for the Internet

“We need a global constitution – a bill of rights” - says Sir Tim Berner-Lee. Twenty-five years after inventing the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee’s voice is valuable in highlighting the increasing threats from political and financial interests to the privacy and free expression afforded by an open Internet. Maintaining human rights online is vital, and affirmed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. But in calling a Magna Carta for the digital realm Berners-Lee is not the first to evoke cultural symbolism nor suggest the need for a new lists of digital rights. Here the themes, articles, or principles of the following examples: