In recent years, the view has developed that a more radical approach is needed to the whole question of communications freedoms. The existing formulations are seen to lack a philosophical basis and to be incomplete. Above all, they do not state a fundamental principle from which new communications freedoms could be derived in the future in the light of further changes in technology. At present, the consensus is that the task of studying the concept has been completed and that the time has now come for action. The question remains, however, where do we go from here?