I actually beleive that the Internet is *much* more regulated that people assume it is. For example, "property tax" applies to more than just houses (and in SC, boats and cars). It applies to any or most pieces of property. But just try to get someone to pay property tax on their expensive jewelry, for example... not going to happen, even though it is technically the law in many places. That's what the Internet is like. There are all sorts of slander and libel laws out there, and half the Internet is nothing but slander and libel. And, of course, if it ever gets *too* tough to do business in the US, just get a server in Russia and now all laws are irrelevant. It really is a no-win situation. Laws often (not always) exist for a good reason, so uncomplied-with or unenforced laws can be a problem. The Internet will either end up heavily regulated/taxed (with some sort of magic enforcement method), or the non-Internet parts of our lives will become much more regulated/taxed to compensate for the lossage as more and more of life moves online.
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