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Statement on the Common Heritage of Mankind to the Internet’s critical infrastructure by Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona, Malta

Statement by Dr. Alex Sceberras Trigona, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta, covered a few critical questions: Should the Internet be left to develop alone or should we endeavour to bring it into the fold of Common Heritage of Mankind [CHOM]? Should the Internet be left unprotected, governed only, as […]

Statement by Dr. Alex Sceberras Trigona, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta, covered a few critical questions:

  • Should the Internet be left to develop alone or should we endeavour to bring it into the fold of Common Heritage of Mankind [CHOM]?
  • Should the Internet be left unprotected, governed only, as it were, by the law of the jungle as a “res nullius”?
  • Should it be internationally recognized and protected in the interest of present and future generations, constructed as it is – increasingly internationally – as “res comunis omnium” as common property, and therefore eminently appropriate for stewardship management as part of the Common Heritage of Mankind?

 

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