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Call to regulate the net rejected

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Aug 30, 2007.

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    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    The internet should not be used as a scapegoat for society's ills, said Vint Cerf, Google's net evangelist and a founding father of the network.
    Speaking on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme he rejected calls for strict control of what is put online.

    He said the net was just a reflection of the society in which we live.

    Anyone regulating beyond what was clearly illegal put themselves on a "slippery slope" that could limit freedom of expression, he said.

    "If it's not illegal, it raises a rather interesting question about where you do draw the line," he said.

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