The creation and exchange of information through the Internet has become so widespread that it must be governed by its own set of rules to protect those who own the information from those who seek to exploit it for their own gain. These rules are called “digital rights,” and they are your legal and moral entitlements to access, use, and create digital media.

Usually, the term is applied particularly in relation to the realization and protection of existing rights, such as freedom of expression and right to privacy, under the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Digital rights are the cyberspace equivalent of each person’s inalienable human rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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