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Digital Bill of Rights

August 25, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

Over at TechCrunch, Erick Schonfeld has started brainstorming on a Digital Bill of Rights that “spells out what freedoms and rights consumers can expect from Internet service providers, content companies, device manufacturers, and the government itself.” He’s asking for help in the comments to refine his ideas.

Good to see this germ of an idea for legislation – I expect we’ll be seeing more and more collaborative, citizen-written bills making it into Congress and state legislatures in the near future.

By the way, for anyone in Massachusetts, you should know that you have a unique “”">right of free petition" which allows you to introduce any bill you write into the state legislature. It’s how Ms. Pamela Johnson’s second grade class at the Kennedy School in Franklin, Massachusetts made the ladybug the official Massachusetts state bug.

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