Spain Says Broadband Is A Basic Right

from the that's-another-one dept

Slashdot alerts us to the news that Spain will be following Finland's lead in declaring broadband as a basic legal right. I'm still not convinced that declaring it as a full legal right makes sense, but it does show how important broadband is becoming to society. It will be interesting to see how this growing trend matches up with the efforts from the entertainment industry to have countries pass laws to kick people off the internet for file sharing. It would certainly appear that the two positions are not compatible.

Filed Under: broadband, rights, spain


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    ZeroCool, 19 Nov 2009 @ 9:33am

    I am Spanish and I must point out that it is not Broadband which they are making a right but the ACCESS to broadband universally... Having to name it a right to make it happens (i am talking about tons of small towns virtually incomunicated) speaks poorly about our last governments...

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