Since the opening of the new year, there's been much discussion about how far the modern Internet has come and how it will change in 2012. Currently in the cross hairs for U.S. legislators, Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has rekindled conversation on what the Internet is and the spectrum for communication should, or should not, be regulated. Below are few relevant links, with opposing perspectives and important insights to kick off your weekend reading. Aloha Friday!
- Internet Access is Not a Human Right - Vinton G. Cerf, New York Times
- Is Internet Access a Fundamental Human Right? - Mathew Ingram, GigaOm.com
- Nick Denton, Relentless Seeker of Online Traffic, Turns Sentimental About Writing - David Carr, New York Times
- What the Internet Means for How We Think About the World - Rebecca J. Rosen, The Atlantic
- What Journalists Need to Know About SOPA - Tracie Powell, Poynter
- How the US Pressured Spain to Adopt Unpopular Web Blocking Law - Nate Anderson, Ars Technica