It has always struck me that the Internet is so (relatively) unregulated compared to the actual world. Another thing that I find interesting, is that this state of relatively de-regulation is embraced by a vry large number of people, while at the same time, a great many other people are not terribly thrilled with it. For example, for every person who is delighted by the variety and ease of finding adult Web sites, there is someone else who wants that kind of material to be hidden away or hard to find.
The government has been trying to regulate some aspects of this for some time, where it be the COPA law, "sting" operations for predators, the DCMA (I know that DCMA is not Internet-specific, of course), and so on. I think that it will be interesting to see which of these perspectives wins out, particularly as a younger generation of voters becomes more and more influential.
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