Removal of Internet access compromises fundamental liberties

Christian Engström, Pirat

In an opinion piece in The Parliament Magazine, I write:

Last week, the French Hadopi authority issued its first order to disconnect someone from the internet for the so-called offence of sharing culture and knowledge online. This shows a complete disconnect between the world of authorities and legislators on one hand, and the world of citizens on the other.

Having net access today is a precondition for exercising your rights as a citizen, and no authority should have the right to take that away unless you are serving a prison term in solitary confinement.

Read more in The Parliament Magazine

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Also read Rick Falkvinge: “Hey Hadopi, You’re Breaking The Law. We Made “Three Strikes” Illegal Across All Europe.”

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