Online Sir Thomas Berners-Lee asks for rights


Speaking to the Guardian, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Internet creator, as we know it today, stressed the need to create an online rights declaration that would guarantee the security and independence of the Internet and its users.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Berners-Lee gave the interview on the occasion of completing 25 years since his first draft, the first proposal on how the World Wide Web should evolve. The "father of the Internet" stresses the need for a global regulation, a declaration of rights.

Berners-Lee's Magna Card * is going to be part of the "The Web We Want" movement, which invites people to create a digital declaration of rights, everyone in their own country. He believes that this declaration of these rights can also be supported by public institutions, government officials and businesses.

"Without an open and neutral Internet, then we can not have open governments, good democracy, a health system, proper communication and interconnection of civilizations." To supplement, "it is not naive to think that we can have this, but it is naive to think that we can just sit and wait for it to come by itself."
The Guardian: Online Magna Card asks Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee has been particularly critical of US and British secret services and the tracking system they have set up, as revealed by Edward Snowden. He also criticized the tactics of the US NSA and the British GCHQ, the undermining of security technology and encryption technology technology.

Beyond the principles of respect for users' privacy, freedom of speech and responsible anonymity, Berners-Lee believes that the envisioned vision can resolve issues such as the impact of copyright laws and ethics on Internet. He also believes that the "The Web We Want" initiative can gain broad support from the world, despite Snowden's lack of interest in the public.

In addition, he also referred to the need to remove US control over the Internet Domain Name Database to better reflect the global nature of the Web.

The picture on the cover of British scientist's proposal CERN Photography Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the World Wide Web in March of 1989
The picture on the cover of the proposal of British scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, on the World Wide Web in March of 1989 Photo CERN

Tim Berners-Lee's original vision was a global network of information and knowledge exchange and a tool for collaboration between scientists and other workers. In the course of the Web, a publishing platform has emerged to disseminate information.

* The Magna Card, ie the Latin Charter in Latin, refers to the charter statute issued by 1215 and called upon the King of England John to renounce some of his rights and to accept that he would be bound by the laws. At the same time, the Charter protected the rights of the king's citizens.

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