Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wyden, Issa Call for Internet Bill of Rights

Sasso, Brendon. "Wyden, Issa Call for Internet Bill of Rights." The Hill, June 11, 2012.

From the blog: "Speaking at a technology conference in New York on Monday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) called for a "digital bill of rights" to protect Internet users from intrusive legislation.

The two lawmakers said the protections are necessary to prevent Congress from passing bills that stifle Internet freedom, pointing to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA)…. The proposal declares that "digital citizens" have the right to "a free, uncensored Internet" and an "open, unobstructed Internet." The draft also includes rights of equality, privacy, sharing and property on the Internet.

The lawmakers did not detail how they planned to enforce the rights or whether the proposal would be a law or a constitutional amendment." Read more

See also
"A Digital Citizen's Bill of Rights." From the office of Congressman Darrell Issa website.