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Tim Berners-Lee is one of the unit members. This is a small faith community in the 19th century. Century had emerged from the Free Protestants. They refused to pay Church taxes, because money should not be out of compulsion, but out of love. Freedom instead of coercion, enlightenment Dogma, reason, instead of obedience: This is a teaching, which seemed for the British physicist and computer scientist.

30 years Ago, Berners-Lee invented the basis for the World Wide Web – not to be confused with the Internet, which existed since 1969. The WWW was originally created to facilitate science learning and the global exchange of information. The British thought up a new language, Hypertext HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). In order for websites to be shown until today.

What was for a time the! In the politics of the fall of the Berlin wall, the end of the Soviet dominated communism, the new-found freedom. Suddenly, everything seemed possible, the word "madness" was coined by the social atmosphere. The Revolution in communication technology was hardly less elementary. The promises were: flat hierarchies, transparent structures, boundaries, communication, participation of all in political processes, demystification of Power and authority.

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it is No coincidence that San Francisco was the center of the burst. There form of Hippie and student movement. The magic word is "change", change that to leave traditional paths, to think radically, experiment. A little Anarchic, with swings in it. Today, structures-breaking inventions are happened to "change" the "disruptive innovation". Google, Facebook, Airbnb, And Apple. Just for comparison: The Online payment system of Paypal is on the exchanges far more value than Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank.

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From the promises of this new world he also created the pirates. In Germany, it received its strongest impulse through the plans of the then family Minister Ursula von der Leyen ("site"), to block child pornography websites. An online petition against it was signed by more than 130,000 people. The access to the Internet should remain "indefinitely, fully and freely".

Similar to the massive Protest, as in the United States, the Internet exchange "Megaupload" was shut down. Intellectual Property, Copyright? The mocked the network activists as Fighting words a "cultural recycling industry". Involuntarily you went with the Internet giants in an Alliance. The high-tech Multinationals that benefited from the ideology of the free network. You could also say: they were laughing up his sleeve.

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The network is, in itself, neither bad nor good

the Same lines of conflict to break in the current dispute over the EU's proposed copyright Directive. Authors fear for their royalties, net activists fear a restriction of cultural consumption possibilities.

In the word "madness" are "fantastic" and "awful". As in Tunisia and Egypt were overthrown using social media, the despot, seemed to be one of the many promises to be true. As Donald using Twitter Trump into the White house, was the flip-side, apparently. China, Russia and other countries to work on insidious systems of digital social control. IT company register up to the last Detail, what is consumed by a user, where he moves, what friends he has, what search terms he enters. "Surveillance capitalism" is the new buzzword.

In this case, the power is neither evil nor good. But it is the ways of the tyrant and the enlightened, hate, widen, and information-seekers, manipulators, and Big Data raised to the power of collectors. "Not resigned, just plenty of disillusioned", sings BAP. Disenchantment should not lead to any renunciation.

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the need of the hour is to regulate, to strangle. The EU data protection regulation, has set the direction. More transparency on Algorithms and other data analysis, higher taxation of the IT giants, a sharper competition law, better protection against cyber-attacks: All of this is still on the agenda. As the WWW was invented, it was just like before the Berlin wall. Both events after work. With the fall of the Berlin wall era, however, was to the end. The invention of the WWW, and established a new one.

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