Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
excerpt from: Internet Freedom
[...] Yes the Internet should be open; and yes it should be free. But that is not the same as being a lawless wild west.
Andreas Karsten
The only moment in your speech that has made me angry. It may be a beautiful rhetoric device to compare the internet to the “lawless wild west” but that doesn't make it true. The argument is misleading, and you know this as much as anyone familiar with the topic. The internet is just one of many phenomena that shows how much a global governance framework is missing – and I would argue that the financial sector is a much more powerful example of that dilemma - but the internet remains nonetheless subject to global conventions, regional regulations and national constitutions as much as any other public-private space for democratic interaction and engagement. Stop wrongly suggesting that the internet is an exception, a place exempt from the rule of law. It isn't.
Andreas Karsten, 07/05/2012 14:34
Thomas Knüwer
Same with me. This is pure rethorics used only by people who's main goal is the restriction and censoring of the internet.
Thomas Knüwer, 07/05/2012 15:04