SFreeman89Vision Posted October 22, 2010 Author Share Posted October 22, 2010 Selene, I'm not sure what you're referring to with regards tracking computer usage. A year ago an EU directive requiring internet service providers to retain usage data (i.e. who emailed who, who visited which website, though not the data itself) for 12 months, if that's what you mean? If so then obviously I oppose it. Quite aside from the very worrying implications for privacy, freedom of speech etc, what ISPs do with their customers' data should be a matter of contract between them, not state coercion.Xray, you are correct I am a student.I don't think there's really time for me to address all specific objections to an inalienable right to one's own body. There's an endless list of "What about..."s and to address each on the basis of its own consistency or consequences is just impractical. I'm not sure that's even how the objections will be framed.I think I certainly am trying to impress the 'negative' nature of rights as freedom from coercion and define them. Here is my Powerpoint-in-progress to show the precise argument I'm making. Right now it's very text heavy (and not properly formatted in all places) because I'm writing almost everything on there, but once I'm happy with it I'll reduce it down into summaries as it should be. Let me know what you think. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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