The world wide web inventor reiterates opposition to extending government control of the Internet.

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This article titled “Tim Berners-Lee: the internet has no off switch” was written by Charles Arthur and agencies, for The Guardian on Wednesday 5th September 2012 16.02 UTC

There is no “off switch” for the internet, says the British inventor of the world wide web – and that is a good thing, because it could only be undone by governments around the world coordinating to turn it into a centralised system.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the first web page on Christmas Day 1990, was speaking at the launch of a global league table showing which countries put the web to work best.

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