Declare the internet a part of the People's Commons

I have heard it said that a functioning democracy requires the free flow of information and I believe it. How can the People make good decisions unless they have ready access to the relevant data? And what is better at broadcasting that data than computer networks? The Net's potential for humanity's progress is universally acknowledged. It should not be allowed to pass smoothly into private hands, as with radio, telephone, television, satellite, etc., to be exploited for the power/profits of a Few and the control/manipulation/exploitation of the Many.

I propose we of the GD declare universal access to the highest quality of computer connectivity to be OUR thing, a part of the People's Commons, belonging to and used by the global community as a whole. Humanity requires free access to this. We should insist. : ) > -

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  • Just do me a favor and keep writing such trechnnat analyses, OK?

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