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tamsinlloyd on 2010-05-31This article eloquently discusses the importance of the internet in our lives and addresses issues of the digital divide.
Internet use has become so woven into everyday life that some technology experts say online access should be legally protected, even to the point of considering it a human right.
''It's a social inclusion question,'' said Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre executive director David Vaile
allisonjones on 2010-05-31Following on from the BBC's survey of 27,000 people in 26 countries which resulted in 79% of adults regarding internet access as a human right, David Vaile from the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre and Brett Solomons, formerly of GetUp and now AccessNow.org, have both put their weight behind this approach.
Some countries already include internet access as a consumer legal right and other countries regard it as a human right.