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Telepolis: An Ethical Vision of the Information Society

Nov 26, 1998, 16:41 (0 Talkback[s])

By Philippe Queau, UNESCO Director of Information and Informatics

Translation to German from the French original.

"Toward the need for an information-ethic in a global world"

"The globalization of an immaterial economy, which oversteps borders and national laws, urgently calls for political regulation and an ethical vision for the global information society."

"The public domain and all public data is represented in the context of the Information Society..., all information which belongs to the public domain (the classics whose authors have been dead for 50 or 60 years), scientific works and articles, which have been published by public laboratories, and also Open Standards and non-proprietary software (such as the TCP/IP protocol..., HTML, the foundation for the World Wide Web or Linux, which today presents a singular alternative to the exploitive Windows system."

Translation from German by Dwight Johnson.

Complete story in German.