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The Internet Access As A Fundamental Right


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  • Silvia Tăbușcă

    (Romanian-American University)

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    Since its creation, the Internet has been an important platform of information and communication, growing and becoming, in the same time, an indispensably part of our lives. The World Wide Web could not stay apart of many problems the society tries to cope with, such as the protection of fundamental rights. New context of techno-globalization and techno-capitalism means that there are new situations in which fundamental rights have to be defined, limited, ensured, and protected. In the very last years, there was started an international controversial debate on the issue of the Internet access as a fundamental right. It should not be conceived as a new and independent right, but rather as part of the freedom of expression. Key elements of the right to Internet access includes access to online media, equitable access to the means of online communication, the right to freely access online information, the right to be free of undue restrictions on content and privacy rights. However, even if we are in the era of promoting the Internet access as a fundamental right, there are many countries around the World which are not willing to recognize, respect and implement such a right, or they have no necessary infrastructure and financial resources to implement it.

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    Article provided by Romanian-American University in its journal Journal of Information Systems and Operations Management.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 206-211

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    Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:4:y:2010:i:2:p:206-211

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    Keywords: Internet access; fundamental rights; freedom of expression; online access; World Wide Web; Internet censorship; ISPs;


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