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    Conclusion

    Module 2: Introduction to Digital Rights

    Digital rights is an emergent and dynamic field.  Protecting digital rights involves a host of new actors that did not exist in previous generations of the media such as internet intermediaries.  The internet is an incredibly powerful tool for social progress and the fuller realisation of human rights, but it also gives rise to particular challenges.  Nevertheless, international law is clear that the same rights that apply offline apply online, and while those challenges might be immense, the benefits of getting it right a free and fair internet accessible to all are too important not to take digital rights seriously.