What is so bad about internet content regulation?

Ethics and Information Technology 2 (2):105-111 (2000)
Legislation was recently introduced into theAustralian parliament to regulate the Internet. Thiscreated a storm of protest from within the computerindustry, where arguments against the legislationranged from those based on technical difficulties tothose based on moral considerations, particularly offreedom of speech and freedom to access information.This paper is primarily concerned with the moralaspects of Internet regulation, but within theparameters of current technology. It will argue thatsuch regulation can be justified, despite the factthat given the current technology there will bedifficulties with enforcement, and reduction inInternet performance.
Keywords censorship  freedom of expression  freedom of speech  harm  Internet  regulation
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