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11.23.2013

Manifesto : Principles of a universal declaration for Internet users’ and creators’ rights in a digital era

Each individual’s digital cultural data is his or her own right. This information has heritage and moral values, which can be negotiated only by its owner.

Each individual’s dignity and privacy must be respected, regardless the digital imprint he or she leaves on the Internet. The consent of the free and enlightened individual must be granted prior to the use of any of this information. The authorization to exploit such information should not be taken for granted, nor should it be limitless in time.

No individual should be the victim of discrimination and exploitation based on the characteristics of his or her digital cultural information.

Each individual has the right to be respected as a unique human. Intellectual property is the groundwork for the creator’s freedom, as well as culture’s economy, and must be protected by all nations and media. The consent of the free and enlightened creator must be granted prior to the use of any of this information. The authorization to exploit such information should not be taken for granted, nor should it be limitless in time.

Personal cultural data cannot be manipulated without the stated prior consent of the author.

Research, analysis, and the use of personal cultural data must be regulated and supervised in accordance with the privacy and freedom of each individual.

 

The Forum d’Avignon

November 23nd 2013