Online Rights of The Netizen
By billy.cripe on Jan 26, 2009
What are your "rights" as a netizen? Who protects those rights? Should they be protected by anyone but you?
A short survey and discussion is going on here.
I do not wish my or your rights "protected" by anyone but me or you. As soon as some authority besides me tries to "protect" my rights they inherently define and therefore restrict my rights. Such an arrogation of power into the hands of someone not me is not something I will willingly allow. If my rights are inalienable as a human, their practice and recognition in the on-line ecosystem are neither threatened nor supported by the imposition of a higher governing power on that environment. Rather they are supported or threatened by my own initiative to promote or abrogate them.
what do you think?