[free-sklyarov] Human rights and the DMCA...

Paul Gowder paul at paultopia.net
Wed Aug 8 21:44:48 PDT 2001

Here's some stuff to reference in flyers, etc, from the Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html (note 
especially articles 19 and 27.1):

Article 12.
     No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, 
family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and 
reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against 
such interference or attacks.

Article 13.
     (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within 
the borders of each state.
     (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, 
and to return to his country.

Article 15.
     (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.
     (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied 
the right to change his nationality.

Article 19.
     Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this 
right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, 
receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless 
of frontiers.

Article 20.
     (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and 

Article 21.
     (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of 
government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections 
which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret 
vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Article 22.
     Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and 
is entitled to realization, through national effort and international 
co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each 
State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his 
dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 23.
     (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to 
just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.

Article 27.
     (1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life 
of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement 
and its benefits.
     (2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material 
interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of 
which he is the author.

	-Paul Gowder

"It's because they're stupid. That's why everyone does everything."
     - Homer Simpson

	<paul at paultopia.net>


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