A Magna Carta for the Internet: A Digital Bill of Rights Proposed at #NetMundial2014

The Net Mundial 2014 conference has sparked an international debate about the need for a Magna Carta for the Internet to protect digital rights and freedoms. #NetMundial2014 #MarcoCivil

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  1. NetMundial 2014
  2. Opening Ceremony video - NETmundial
  3. Dilma Rousseff
  4. This meeting also lives up to a global yearning as we propose 
    changes  in the  current state of affairs and for an ongoing  consistent 
    strengthening  of  freedom  of  expression  on  the  Internet  as  well  as 
    efforts to ultimately protect basic human rights, as is the case of one's 
    right to privacy, and without the shadow of a doubt, that is also the case 
    of  one's  right  to  proper  treatment  of  Web‐based  discussions  in  a 
    respectful fashion, to ensure its democratic open nature.   
  5. The first such premise is that we all want to protect the Internet as a 
    democratic space, available to end use by all, as a shared asset, and as 
    such, truly heritage of humankind, more than simply a work tool and 
    way beyond its well‐known contribution for economic growth, provided, 
    of course, that it be increasingly inclusive.   

    And the fact is that the Internet has enabled the constant reinvention of 
    the way people and institutions interact, produce culture, and organize 
    themselves even politically. 
  6. An  open  and  decent  network  architecture  favors  greater  access  to 
    knowledge.   It helps make communications more democratic and also 
    fosters constant innovation.  These basic features are the features that 
    we want and that should be preserved under any circumstances and in 
    any scenario, in order to ultimately guarantee the future of the Internet 
    and, thus, boost its transformative effects for and in societies. 

  7. The  second  premise  or  assumption  is  the  desire  we  all  share  to 
    incorporate an increasingly broader audience into this process. 
    Our commitment to an open and inclusive debate has guided the efforts 
    to organize this meeting in Sao Paulo today.  All different walks of life 
    have taken  part  in  its  preparation  and  are  duly represented  in this 
    plenary hall today
  8. Tim Berners-Lee
  9. The principles of human rights  on the net are new, and they are not universally accepted.   
    The Web becomes ever more exciting with every advancing technology 
    like mobile Web and so on, but 60% of the Web  ‐‐ of the population 
    can't use the Web at all. 

  10. As the Web  gives people  greater  and  greater power  individually  and 
    collectively, so many forces are abusing or threaten to abuse the net 
    and its citizens.   
    The Web that we will have in another 25 years' time is, by no means, 
    clear.  But it is completely up to us to decide what we want to make that 
    Web, what we want to make that world. 

  11. That's why I'm asking Web users around the world, not just people here 
    in this conference room and the other conference rooms where this is 
    being relayed, not just people in this conference but people all over the world,
    to go and think about what you want and to find some sort of global Magna Carta for the Internet. 

  12. That is why I'm asking countries everywhere to follow Brazil's example 
    and  Europe's  example  and  develop  positive  laws  that  protect  and 
    expand the rights of users in an open, free, and universal Web.