Information available over internet should be controlled, do you agree?
Nowadays internet is like 'drug' for most people...Do you agree with that the information available over this 'drug' should be controlled or not? Give reasons and examples...
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The Internet does not belong to any one Person, Company or Government.
The Internet does not belong to anyone, it is a free resource created for individuals to share information, an agreement was unofficially agreed upon (net neutrality) that meant that no one government would filter the internet. That seems fair enough, It is mainly governments like China and other conservative or communist/totalitarian regimes that do so to prevent citizens knowing the truth about news from around the world.
To have relative freedom (like freedom of speech and expression), certain regulations must be employed on the Internet. Without a fair balance on the Internet, the voice of groups of the minority will be dominated by the groups of the majority. Certain amount of control on the information on the internet must exist in order for every single group to have their voice over this medium.
It should not be controlled due to Piracy
Sure the internet has bad or offensive content on it (if you go looking for it) and sure it has piracy issues, but where doesn't. It seems all fair and well to say 'ooh lets filter piracy sites' for example, but where do you draw the line, once crossed it is just as easy to block websites you just don't agree with (good or bad).. Its a slippery slope that needs to be avoided, of course allow legal action against such individuals, but you should only be able to use information you can glean as any other user, not contacting ISPs for records and the like..
It is also worth noting only a tiny portion of the internet is piracy related, the rest is perfectly legal/fun and interesting stuff, why should that fall under potential blackout due to the small portion, just allow legal action as before.
NO! Internet is the internet.
IF we do control the information on the internet then we must start controlling the information in movies, books, video games, music. You're gonna read it or hear it somewhere. It starts with source 1 and moves through everything. Asking for the internet to be censored is like asking every country leader to agree upon the same thing. 1st of, its not gonna happen. 2nd off itll do more harm than good. Its almost like the whole removing any website that has any form of piracy found on it. Itd just kill the internet. No more youtube, blogging sites, search engines, social networking. Everything will end up being shut down. Wheres the point? Let people live and express themselves. If you dont like the information, dont go looking for it. If you dont want your kids looking for it, learn parental and block controls. Its that simple. Why force the whole world to be censored just because you want to be, or because you want your kid to be. You have the capability of doing it on your own
What do you think?