I know its not just related to this issue but we need to globally enforce the internet, fast. Its becoming more and more disconnect to what we accept and defend in our society.
Yes, let's subject the internet, the last true bastion for free speech, and subject it to the same brainwashing bullshit that happens to all other forms of our media.
You DO realise that once a control on the internet is implemented, it WILL be abused. And good luck reversing it when you see the damage is done. Whoever gets the control of it, whether it's corporate or government, will hold on to dear life to ensure that control is not going anywhere.
Do you REALLY want the internet to be overlooked by ome kind of shady regulator (possibly government controlled or heavily lobbied for corporate interest) to watch people's activity, and say "Who said that? Let's make his/her life miserable because of it". Let's see the free flow of information and opinion happen after that.
You didnt get it. All the laws that "restrict" internet are already there. The same laws that apply to you every where else. Distributing others material, making death threat, frauding people, doesnt have a damn thing to do with free speech. Anyway, free speech is permitted outside the internet. (unless your country doesnt allow free speech)
But your reason to add internet controls was to track hackers who protest corporate rape. That's the equivalent of following individual protestors back to their home and arresting them. They're easier to control when you deal with them one at a time, right?
Don't make me laugh about free speech outside of the internet. Both sides of your policital spectrum are wholly owned subsidiaries of corporate interest, the news is nothing more than bought-out opinion, phones are being tapped, real journalism is being pursued for imprisonment, and while you can have a say on things, your life can be made a living hell from it.
You're not living in a democracy. You're living in a corporate oligarchy, where the wealthy are the only ones with the REAL free speech, and your free speech consists of such decisions as "paper or plastic?"