March 26, 2009

How Big of a Mess is the Internet?

Is the Internet a mess that needs government regulation to clean it up?

Or does it function just fine the way it is?

Read a commentary from the American Library Association TechSource blog that argues the first point: "Like the economic crisis, the Internet is... a giant mess that no one really understands... In the United States, can we point to any government or private agency that is truly in charge of regulating the Internet? Is anyone truly charged with the task of preventing online piracy, identity theft or child endangerment that can come from Internet use?"

What do you think? My thoughts can be found in the comments section of the ALA post.

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