Digital rights, as defined by Wikipedia refer to those human rights and legal rights that allow individuals to access, use, create, and publish digital media or to access and use computers and other electronic devices, and telecommunications networks.
This basically has to do with knowing about the protection of existing rights. These rights according to Wikipedia include “the right to privacy and freedom of expression, in the context of digital technologies, especially the Internet. The laws of several countries recognize a right to Internet access”.
Digital Rights helps in getting rid of unwarranted restrictions thereby making the internet become broadly available and accessible.
The modern day’s ways of doing things in the entire globe has evidently been digitalised.
Digital Rights could be viewed at from different angles.
Christian Kreutz in his article: ‘Introduction to Digital Human Rights’ says: “Digital rights mean different things to different people: From digital rights management to digital human rights”.
The internet from inception was restricted strictly to institutions like Universities in a bid to ensure efficient regulation of usage up until the advent of World Wide Web (www) which eventually pave the way for individuals to access the internet without restrictions, whatsoever.
However, some internet users have violated these rights, as it has overtime become a tool to wrongly and wrongfully ridicule the image of the government and individuals, hence the call for regulation of the activities of internet users to help ensure orderliness.