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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Internet Regulation

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?

61 comments:

  1. Controlling the web will -> limiting free speech which sucks ass.

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  2. I hope that this will never happen!

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  3. They wont be able to limit people, they can try but its not going to work!

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  4. I think Zuckerberg is right. It's hard to draw the ling between none and all when it copmes ti censorship.

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  5. Government is to slow to regulate the internet.. make a law today and tomorrow we will create a new tech not covered by that law!

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  6. Well said. Although I expect the government to try anyway, do we really have any freedom?

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  7. Internet censorship like in China, happy free speech...

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  8. Such a terrible idea, it's so sad that it's even being considered. Great post, hope lots of people read it.

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  9. No chance. Internet is way to huge to control it. they should waste their time somewhere else..

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  10. This is a stuiped idea...
    Great post, followed!

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  11. It's definitely a serious matter our generation has to deal with, or else we could be part of another freedom-of-information crisis. Followed, like your stuff!

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  12. I am thinking that if the businesses they were trying to protect would actually update their business model and get with the times, they wouldn't have the monetary issues they currently have.

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  13. Don't censor the internet. It would totally defeat its purpose.

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  14. But how will lady gaga afford her 20 karat gold shitter? They need all the money they can get!

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  15. Definitely agree with Zuckerberg.
    censorship is definitely not needed

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  16. I love my internet. Hopefully the man doesn't mess it up.

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  17. that wouldnt be managable at all..

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  18. the power of internet is just too big to fight against!

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  19. w8 till you will have to pay taxes when u're goin to take a shit..

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  20. The man will try everything in their power to mess up the internet and will probably succeed. Hopefully some people will come up with an alternative.

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  21. We should protect free speech at all costs. Mad because people copy your "intellectual property?" Dont whine, go create a way that stops them from doing it. Be innovative, not a bitch.

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  22. internet should really be regulated. just look at all the pedos!

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  23. Controlling the web will affect everyone but the pirates... They will find a way to beat the system.

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  24. I think Zuckerberg is right. It's hard to draw the ling between none and all when it copmes ti censorship.

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  25. I personally don't think piracy is taking money from government as much as it is from private people.

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  26. This is completley wrong (internet censorship) i am completley against it!

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  27. I think its a nicer idea in theory than practicality.

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  28. They can definitely limit the internet, but in a country where industry has hit rock bottom and most innovation comes through the net, it would be unwise

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  29. screw that they shouldnt they really have no right ><

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  30. Hope this never happens :/

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  31. really hope it never comes to this

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  32. Not even a slim chance..The internet is too big and too out of control for them..

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  33. someone proposed this in Australia not too long ago. Within a couple of weeks, the vast majority of politicians realised how asanine it all is and promptly dropped it.

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  34. Sadly it's going to happen...

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  35. It's almost like an alternate dimension, a whole new world... They think they can become the gods of the new world? haha

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  36. That's not regulation, that's censuring, and that's limiting of our freedom even on the Internet... sounds pathetic to me...

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  37. It was discussed in Poland and thankfully dismissed. Internet should mean freedom, after all.

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  38. Internet got all the media business fucked up. sounds pretty cool to me.

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  39. Hopefully this doesn't happen.
    We will be looking into a scary future if so.

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  40. The internet is the rebels of society. If the government regulates it then they will find another outlet.

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  41. You can't be with or against "piracy", as you can't be with or against radio; it's just a way of spread ideas freely. The artist receive almost nothing from the sell of music or video, so I don't care.

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  42. very interesting, thank you for sharing this new information with us.

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  43. My government suggested it a while back, and the following election there was the biggest swing away from their party ever.

    They're not pushing so hard for it anymore.

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  44. The Internet will prevail. Nothing shall hinder its freedom.

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  45. here were getting the "acta" complient law, that has to stop

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  46. even if such legislation was passed, it would be nigh on impossible to fairly enforce

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  47. nice blog really intresting

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  48. Very serious matter, if we don't step in now the government will regulate the internet pretty heavily, I fear.

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  49. Zuckerberg speaks the truth. He's a faggot though

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  50. Totally man, and i concur, whenever I can I get original stuff :) not really into piracy, and actually they could never do it, we're a lot and no, just no haha, it's impossible to shout so many people.

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  51. the suits and pols can't wait to get their hands on the internet, screwing it over like they did to telecommunications in general.

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  52. It'll be a sad day in human history if this ever happpens.

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  53. If the internet gets regulated, then freedom gets regulated.

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  54. LOL Hackers are making corps and govt their bitches... faggots can't regulate shit

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  55. That would suck so much if the internet were controlled... :S

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