Internet Bill of Rights kicks ass

The Internet Governance Forum in Rio has released an Internet Bill of Rights that enshrines a bunch of really kick-ass values, and it's already been endorsed by Italy (wait, weren't they planning on forcing bloggers to get a license?) and Brazil:

Privacy, data protection, freedom of expression, universal accessibility, network neutrability, interoperability, use of format and open standards, free access to information and knowledge, right to innovation and a fair and competitive market and consumers safeguard.

On these principles the Internet Bill of Rights will have to be set up, an idea produced by our country and supported by the Italian delegation, led by the Communications' Undersecretary, Luigi Vimercati, during the UN internet Governance Forum concluded today in Rio de Janeiro.


(via Beyond the Beyond)