Internet Bill of Rights

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     The principles outlined here are written in a way to allow for interpretation. There should be enough nuance in them to absorb the unexpected. If they were written in such a way that they were bound by the language, then future modification would be necessary, no longer making them fundamental principles.

Obviously Local, State, and Federal laws would apply.

When considering the structure and content of the Internet Bill of Rights, what better template to use then the U.S. Bill of Rights.

Article I

Freedom of Expression
          The principle format shall make no decree prohibiting the free exercise of expression; or the rights of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the principle format for a redress of grievances. The freedom of expression shall not be infringed with the exception of the admonishment of expressions deemed grievous.

Article II

Affirmation of Privacy
          The principle format shall not intrude on the rights of the people to be secure in their persons, households, documents, and devices, from the collection of individually identifiable information or information identifiable to the individual. The principle format shall be burdened with the affirmation of privacy with the exception of conformation of probable cause through the issuance of a Warrant in which particularly describes the persons, households, documents, and devices subject of the Warrant.

Article III

Affirmation of Neutrality
          The principle format shall not sanction or otherwise discriminate in dispensation against a person or entity. In the case of sanction, the dispossessed shall enjoy the right to appeal. The appeals process should be expeditious in so that the dispossessed shall not suffer additional hardship or burden. In such cases that the dispossessed is unable to reasonably prove that the sanctions were without pertinent foundation, legal costs and hardship shall be awarded to the sanctionee at the burden of the dispossessed.

Internet Fair Use Clause

          Copyright Limitations using prima facie must be proven by the plaintiff, not the defendant. The plaintiff shall not threaten suit or file suit against the defendant or the principle format without first demonstrating prima facie; nor shall any principle be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of hardship or burden. In such cases that the plaintiff is unable to reasonably prove copyright infringement, legal costs and hardship shall be awarded to the defendant and/or the principle format at the burden of the plaintiff. The right to petition shall not be infringed with the exception of the intent to censor, intimidate, silence, defame, or otherwise cause hardship or burden.

The purpose of law is to influence human behavior. Passing law does not stop bad behaviors, enforcing law does. A law is meaningless until it is enforced.

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