Internet freedom, licenses and unchecked email address

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To avoid misunderstanding let me say first of all that internet is free and must be free forever… also I think that from now on the net must seriously auto regulate itself to avoid big problems from politic in the near future…

I’m reading and thinking a lot about the freedom and democracy on the net, here in Italy (as probably someone of you know) we got quite an issue on that when after someone in Milan breaking security punched with a souvenir our prime minister face. Immediately through Face book and others social networks tons of groups was formed pro/against the fact and pro/against who did it. Now some politician wants close groups and social networks… or similar idiocy… the debate is wide open. Beside this local issue also in the international scenarios freedom and internet are very intimately connected as you see in Iran’s daily news.

I’m also reading and thinking a lot about the endless spam, the scams, the hyip, the others illegal business that no one check till they make disasters or rob people. Freedom means that anyone should be able to post his/her own opinion but also it means responsibility… freedom is power ad with great powers comes great responsibilities.

I’m a private owner of a website… and as many serious provider also mine I guess will immediately disclose my data and details if any investigation occur. I think this is normal and correct.

After I said the above let me underline that this does not happen with social networks where anyone can register open a blog or a forum or a group without anyone knows actually who he/she is. The main strong point of social networks, their force, is the total freedom, but if not well managed can be also their genetic weakness. At the top level there is always a free email… a free email address that no one have checked (yahoo – gmail – hotmail) with a free email address anyone can do whatever wanted. Is quite obvious that more we all are going forward more internet is not a game, is serious, an email can be used for bad and for good. It will be so undemocratic that before open an email addresses ISP will ask me copy of some ID card or something to check my identity?

- Free email address should continue to be unchecked?

The spread of knowledge is all but with billions on internet users… why not to start to really teach to people how to use internet.? Will be so undemocratic that before use internet I must have some kind of internet license covering my ID and covering the fact that I know how to use several tools (like a kind of driving license)?

- There should be a kind of license to use internet?
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I see it as a local problem. We have no say in Italian laws. The most an Italian politician can do is block social networking sites in Italia, the same way it's done in China. It doesn't have anything to do with anyone outside of your country. You have to fight it there.

I think you should have facebook if you want it. I certainly don't want it.
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Sure thing... in Italy this is already a fight.

Beside that my questions was general questions to all in the forums.:-)
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They are free to answer. No one will stop them.
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Banning any website in any location, simply makes it move outside that location.

Most politicians and lawyers don't understand the laws they make. But we knew this already.
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camperjohn wrote:
Banning any website in any location, simply makes it move outside that location.

Most politicians and lawyers don't understand the laws they make. But we knew this already.



Good point!

Here in Italy we have a mass of ZOMBIES!!! making law on something they have no idea about.

So keep punching and send more opinions!
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the base point is that since we have fundamental rights of freedom of expression and speech then what's the problem over discussing it on net till it's under moral limits :).
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Ashish92 wrote:
the base point is that since we have fundamental rights of freedom of expression and speech then what's the problem over discussing it on net till it's under moral limits :).



The problem is... in my humble opinion... that unless internet start to regulate itself for real (like we all are doing here in this forum that do have rules) strong influence and danger will come from politics.
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Can we really expect our legislators to be experts in every matter over which they construct laws? No, that's silly.

The beauty of democracies is that laws can be changed. So, oversights and stupidities can be righted.

This access we enjoy of information and opinion and media is still very very new to the world. We are all still reacting to it and wrestling with the effects.

Choose not the be a whiner! Choose to be an active participant in the dialog. No, you won't always get what you want. But, sometimes you will.
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Maybe the can't be experts but the shouldn't be brain dead either.
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well it's another problem that we are forced to choose politicians like *plum* from a heap of dung
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This isn't some natural resource like the Everglades or panda bears. Nobody has any inherent rights for the Internet to work a specific way.

Most of us should be glad the Internet exists at all.

Who cares if I can't tell the President I think he's a douchbag anonymously, I can find directions to make anything I could possibly desire, from salad to a glider, and have the stuff I need to make it delivered to my apartment.
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joebert wrote:
This isn't some natural resource like the Everglades or panda bears. Nobody has any inherent rights for the Internet to work a specific way.

Most of us should be glad the Internet exists at all.

Who cares if I can't tell the President I think he's a douchbag anonymously, I can find directions to make anything I could possibly desire, from salad to a glider, and have the stuff I need to make it delivered to my apartment.




With total anonymously who can claim what is fake and what is true who is saying bull.... or the true??
Journalism has never been anonymous...
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Be careful what you say. Someone might take your internet & replace it with a panda.
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how can it be controlled, government controlled search engines?
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You can bet government can control search engine.... look China.

If you are looking for tibet in china version of google or yahoo for sure will not be showed Dalai Lama. There are filters made by search engine itself. To google and yahoo freedom is less inportant then money!

I just read that also Iphone and apple will start to send in the chinese market iphone filtered... also seraching from iphone you will not find anything there using iphone bought in china... and several addons and plugin will not be available.

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