Access to the internet is great, but it's not a human right

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Soeren Stache/DPA/PA Images An outcry inevitably follows when the internet is blocked or threatened – and the argument that access is a human right is rarely far behind. Recent examples include Ethiopia, which switched off the net apparently to thwart exam leaks; the growing calls for censorship to combat terrorist use of online communications in the UK; and India’s numerous blackouts in regions hit by protest. The lofty assignation of human rights to the internet arrived with remarkable speed. In 2003, some 14 years after the World Wide Web was proposed,