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Tim Berners-Lee calls for Magna Carta for Internet rights

At the Web We Want festival in Londan, Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the Web, continued his call for a Magna Carta for Internet rights, including free speech and privacy.  He said his biggest fear is that the Web will be controlled either by corporations or governments.  

“If a company can control your access to the internet, if they can control which websites they go to, then they have tremendous control over your life. If a government can block you going to, for example, the opposition’s political pages, then they can give you a blinkered view of reality to keep themselves in power. Suddenly the power to abuse the open Internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies.""

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