Web-inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee called for global action to protect the future of the web in his BBC Richard Dimbleby Lecture  on Sunday night:
"The Web does not have to stay the way it is now. It can be changed. It should be changed. It needs to be changed. Don't expect the future to be more of the same. It will either be better or it will be worse. It’s always been changing. And the future doesn’t change itself, it’s changed by people. To make sure we have the web we want, we all have a role to play."
In the lecture, he announced a new Contract for the Web that he will launch next MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER.
* This Contract for the Web is the first global plan to safeguard the web as a force for good.
* It sets out concrete actions that governments, companies and individuals can — and must — take to ensure a web that is safe, empowering and for everyone.
* This Contract has been created by government, technology and civil society experts, as well as citizens from across the world.
* The project, led by Sir Tim’s World Wide Web Foundation , has won the backing of a wide spectrum of tech companies, rights groups and governments.
* Sir Tim will launch the Contract for the Web at the UN Internet Governance Forum  in Berlin.