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BBC survey: Net access is basic right
CNET ^

Posted on 03/08/2010 10:33:34 AM PST by BobbyT

Four of every five adults believe access to the Internet is a fundamental right, and more than half believe it should never be regulated, according to a new survey.

In a BBC World Service poll of 27,000 adults in 26 countries, 78 percent of Internet users believed the Internet is a fundamental right--with particularly strong response in South Korea and China.

Nine in 10 adults said the Internet was a good place to learn.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: entitlement; freestuff
The comments there are hilarious. I tried to add some reason.
1 posted on 03/08/2010 10:33:34 AM PST by BobbyT
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To: BobbyT

Clearly, they did not survey any senior citizens who have enough technical problems with cell phones but can still count change.

Wonder who will be the last living human who never used the Internet?


2 posted on 03/08/2010 10:39:17 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: BobbyT

Why the heck should people work ?When they could get for nothing what other working people pay for.It’s really NO wonder Europe is a group of screwed up socialist countries.

I don’t want to be like them,though if we get to that point I’ll take take the Porche turbo Carrerra 911 over the chevy any day./sarcasm


3 posted on 03/08/2010 10:47:28 AM PST by puppypusher
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To: BobbyT

How did I manage to survive my first 43 years of life without Internet?


4 posted on 03/08/2010 10:50:21 AM PST by AU72
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To: BobbyT

If you asked adults whether free beer should be a fundamental right, four out of five would say yes.


5 posted on 03/08/2010 11:32:01 AM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: BobbyT

well, only if you can afford it!


6 posted on 03/08/2010 11:44:21 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: BobbyT
Four of every five adults believe access to the Internet is a fundamental right, and more than half believe it should never be regulated, according to a new survey.

Oh, I agree. Access to the Internet is a fundamental right. I'd consider it as part of the 1st Amendment. Note that what that means is that the government has no right to prevent you from speaking your mind. It also means, however, that the government has no obligation to furnish you with the means to do so. So I think that the government has no right to stop you from having unfettered access to the Internet - which is not the situation in, say, Iran or Saudi Arabia or Communist China. OTOH, what it does not mean is that I have to pay for your ability to do so if you can't afford it yourself.

I also agree that the government should not regulate it, except for such technical requirements necessary for proper operation.

7 posted on 03/08/2010 12:01:24 PM PST by RonF
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