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Regulating the Net

WEEKLYECONOMIC AND POLITICAL Regulating the Net Over the last decade and a half several countries have been struggling to achieve a fine balance between too much and too little control and monitoring of the internet and all that it stands for. In the early years when the new medium grew to encompass the wide range of commercial activity, the dominant opinion was to give room for its development without the encumbrance of legislation. Additionally, technology available then would have made it difficult to actually implement any measures to monitor the medium. Over the decade several countries have introduced laws to regulate information technology, but nowhere has it had an easy passage. Further, quite often attempts to crack down on some aspect of information technology, for instance pornography on the web, have had to be revoked. It is hardly surprising then, that the newly created information technology ministry



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