Internet Connection Is Civil Right, German Court Rules

In the near future, in certain regions of the world, denying someone internet will be considered a barbaric, criminal act. Computer World UK reports:

Internet access is crucial to everyday life and the loss of connectivity is deserving of financial compensation, the German Federal Court of Justice has ruled. Because having an internet connection is so significant for a large part of the German population, a customer whose service provider failed to provide connectivity between December 2008 and February 2009 is entitled to compensation.

The plaintiff was erroneously disconnected and demanded that the unnamed telecommunications company pay for costs that incurred in switching to a new provider. The plaintiff also demanded compensation of €50 per day for the period his was unable to use his DSL service.

3 Comments on "Internet Connection Is Civil Right, German Court Rules"

  1. Chaos_Dynamics | Jan 29, 2013 at 9:25 am |

    Max Headroom – 20 minutes into the future, the world has become imbued network-television. It’s illegal to turn off your TV, and televisions are given to the needy.

    Sub web for network tv and there you have it.

    We are now 20 minutes into the future…

  2. Jin The Ninja | Jan 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm |

    free the internet by having free internet. but i suppose if no mega-corp is there to capitalise off of it, this kind of thinking will eventually become illegal.

  3. and so must remain

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