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Can a contract save the internet from abuse?

On Monday, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, promoted the idea with his unveiling of the “Contract for the Web,” an effort to get society committed to protecting the internet for the good of all.

The contract calls for the development of an open and free internet, but with a pledge by companies to “respect consumers’ privacy” and to design technologies “that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst.”

Under the contract, citizens must also support building strong online communities “that respect civil discourse and human dignity.” Meanwhile, governments will commit to keeping the web available at all times.

Although the contract is non-binding, the project’s goal is to spark an attitude change in how governments, companies and average citizens approach using the internet. “The idea is that everybody

Article source: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/322873

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