There’s no doubt that the Internet is one of the most effective methods of communication in today’s world. As a reliable source of information, the Internet is getting more and more popular among those who are really interested in and also have enough time to surf the required information superhighway. However, it’s quite natural for governments across the planet to control the spread of information in society, notwithstanding most constitutions state the opposite.
For the last decade, our society has become based exactly on the ability to move huge amounts of information across huge distances rapidly. Everybody’s life has been influenced by ongoing computerization. The natural evolution of computers and the necessity for ulta-fast communications have speeded up the further development of the global network of interconnected computers. The global network enables anyone to send email messages across the globe almost instantly and it allows any person to access the desired information worldwide. With the advent of specialized software enabling users with a sound card to utilize the Internet as a universal carrier for long distance voice calls as well as video conferencing, the worldwide network appears to be the key to the further development of cutting-edge technology.
Recently, the Congress has considered passing laws, which will make it a punishable crime by jail to send vulgar messages over the net. The government is eager to maintain control over this revolutionary new form of communication. They’re even trying to use the protection of kids as a smoke screen pass their laws, enabling them to regulate and censor the World Wide Web, simultaneously banning techniques, which could eliminate the necessity for regulation. That’s so sad, especially considering that censorship of the World Wide Web can destroy freelance atmosphere, while such promising methods as encryption could be a good alternative to government interventions.
By the way, the US currently existing laws don’t apply well to the global network. As Michael Miller’s article states the Internet has much similar with going into a book store just to look at adult magazines. It’s apparent that the Internet greatly differs from other forms of media. It provides almost unlimited freedom. However, freedom often generate the lawless atmosphere. When people become victims of cyber-criminals, they are more likely to justify government interventions.
There’s no doubt that the Internet is one of the most effective methods of communication in today’s world. As a reliable source of information, the Internet is getting more and more popular among those who are really interested in and also have enough time to surf the required information superhighway.