So i'm sure most of you have heard about some governments desiring regulation of the web. Two of most influential and powerful internet tycoons have spoken out against this. 'Mark Zuckerberg said governments cannot cherry pick which aspects of the web to control and which not to.'
In my opinion this all boils down to the fact that a lot of countries are struggling economically and they could really do with the money that piracy has/is taking from them. It seems that some are willing to stifle the potential future innovations of the internet for this attempt at a quick buck.
Well quite frankly; it won't work and i think there are some freedom issue's. We all know a lot people are involved in piracy and we all know there is worse going on through the medium of the internet, however those are just the downsides and you cannot have all the benefits without the flaws.
This being said, a politicians job is to look after the publics best interests's, however the majority of people download music illegally; 95% in fact. I'm not saying i agree with music or film piracy, but you can clearly see government interests are not for the public, it seems the public is quite content with free music (despite the consequence's). (http://www.tomsguide.com/us/mp3-downloads-music-piracy-ifpi,news-3315.html)
Government's are going to have to accept that regulating such a vast and fast moving technological advancement such is the internet is not possible and moreover; If two of the most influential business tycoons stand up to disagree with you on a subject you know little about comparatively; you should listen.
Here's the BBC article on the subject: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13553943
What do you think about it?