Direct Democracy proposal for IT, Communications and Data Protection

Legislation to cover software that is not free/libre

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Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to draw-up legislation to cover software that is not free/libre.

Whether you pay for software or use it free of charge, free/libre software is software that doesn't infringe upon your personal freedoms [choices]. Software that is free/libre is not necessarily free of a commercial charge but, is termed 'free/libre' if it respects your personal freedom and privacy.

For example; Microsoft Windows is not free/libre software. It is actually one of the most freedom-violating programmes on the market.

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Internet Explorer, Chrome, Netscape and other web browsers are all given away free of charge but, the real cost to consumers is in having their personal data collected and re-distributed, and so they are not free/libre.

The People's Administration proposes that all software sold in the UK that is not free/libre, be compelled to list the violations that it commits, so as to enable consumers to make an educated choice before they use it. Failing to do so accurately and honestly will amount to a criminal offence.

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Voting for direct democracy outside a general election

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It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.

This is not a protest campaign.

In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all of the democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK has signed-up to], the people already have the lawful right to reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.