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Should there be more internet regulation?

Should there be more internet regulation?


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Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
A lot of people complain that there's to regulations on the World Wide Web, and a lot of people believe there's not enough. In your opinion should there be more or less?

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PretzelCorps

Registered Member
Personally, I think we need to take steps to reformat some aspects of the internet, particularly with regard to the level of anonymity that some people get away with. Now granted, I don't think it's right to actively monitor the average person's email inbox or outbox, but when someone is free to do whatever they want at someone else's expense, and nobody can figure out who it is, then something is wrong there.
 

fractal

Eye see what you did ther
I say ban internet regulation completely. It's in the consumer's interest to decide what he wants to use and if it offends him, he can just go away. The internet is the most unrestricted mode of communication and I'm completely against its censorship.

Pretzel, does your concern for anonymity really come under regulation?
 

Diederick

Registered Member
The only regulation I would like to see is there where it is really necessary, so concerning on-line transfers, official information and bad or unwanted porn.

Now I understand the internet is for porn. I really like how it makes things available. But what I don't like are the ads for "my sister gone wild 3" or "meet single hot girls in your area" when I am clearly not looking for straight porn, as well as straight porn disguised as gay porn. I hate it when that happens... And then there are those people who think they are doing the world a favour by uploading disgusting videos featuring themselves, namely 40 year old obese German dudes. What is most troublesome, is porn which tries to have a storyline but fails horribly, as it does frequently. It's so cheesy I can perfectly understand people would indeed become deaf and blind after jerking off to that shit. Not to mention the most idiotic camera angles...
 
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Corona

Registered Member
I lean in the direction of less regulation, but no regulation at all could be disaterous. There's a point at which the regulation is most effective relative to how much there is, and we need to find it.
 

MenInTights

not a plastic bag
If it could work, I'd like to see a little more regulation with porn. I'd like to see all porn sites required to use a .xxx extension rather than .com, .net etc.. The only problem is how do you enforce such? To pull it off, you would need a central government with the ability to block sites at will in case a .com started posting porn. This is what China does and is of course extremely dangerous and totalitarian. So, practically I just don't think it would work. I voted No-Leave as is.
 

dDave

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I would like to see all countries help out with the ever growing piracy problem. It's an illegal business that really cannot be stopped because so many of them are based on foreign grounds yet they are able to be easily accessed in places where they are illegal.

Unfortunately I don't see that happening.
 

pro2A

Hell, It's about time!
See amendment 1 US constitution. The Internet is the last bit of free speech Americans (or anyone for that matter) have anymore. The Internet is the greatest media for the exchange of ideas in the world. Right now it is still free... We don't need more regulation, if anything we need less. The only people that want to control the Internet are government beurocrats who have nothing better to do.

IMO the Internet clearly falls under 'Free Speech' rights. It should stay as such.
 

Mirage

Secret Agent
Staff member
V.I.P.
I voted more regulation. I'm primarily interested in seeing a complete block of torrent and warez sites. Otherwise, as long as the content is legal, it shouldn't be regulated.

I am not opposed to anti-piracy regulation though, including completely blocking sites and services used for piracy in entire countries.
 

PretzelCorps

Registered Member
pro2A said:
See amendment 1 US constitution. The Internet is the last bit of free speech Americans (or anyone for that matter) have anymore. The Internet is the greatest media for the exchange of ideas in the world. Right now it is still free... We don't need more regulation, if anything we need less. The only people that want to control the Internet are government beurocrats who have nothing better to do.

IMO the Internet clearly falls under 'Free Speech' rights. It should stay as such.
Free speech yes, but in keeping with my earlier post, I think people also have a right to know who is making what speech.
 
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