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Spanish Manifesto in Defense of Fundamental Rights on the Internet

Rebellion in the Red: Manifesto (google translation) notes Spanish legislation allowing the suspension of Internet service to users “to safeguard the rights of intellectual property” has caused a huge backlash. Journalists, bloggers, users, professionals and Internet developers have put forth a statement “In defense of fundamental rights on the Internet”, which includes:

1. Copyright can not be above the fundamental rights of citizens, including the right to privacy, security, the presumption of innocence, to effective judicial protection and freedom of expression.

People are beginning to recognize the growing conflict between individual rights and “intellectual property”–and, if forced to choose, are choosing real, individual rights over IP. Hopefully it won’t stop here.

(HT to Keith Krauland for the link)

[Mises cross-post; AM cross-post]

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