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Posted: 12/9/2003 5:07:31 AM EDT
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Imagine a United Nations committee assigned to oversee the Internet that is made up of representatives of Communist China or an Islamic nation like Saudi Arabia. These oppressive nations are doing everything possible to ban uncontrolled Internet access in their countries. In fact, the only access permitted to the public in China is through Internet cafes where the computers are registered and inspected by the government.

SCARY!!! What really is annoying is that contrary to Al Gore's assertion of ownership, the Internet/WWW is an American invention dating back to 1962...

Paul Baran, of the RAND Corporation (a government agency), was commissioned by the U.S. Air Force to do a study on how it could maintain its command and control over its missiles and bombers, after a nuclear attack. This was to be a military research network that could survive a nuclear strike, decentralized so that if any locations (cities) in the U.S. were attacked, the military could still have control of nuclear arms for a counter-attack.

We started ARPA/DARPANET. How the hell did we get to this point? Why do we let something of this magnitude get out of our reach? I would say we should claim Eminent Domain, but that is for the gov to take over something private. Isn't the damn Internet already gov property?
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 5:20:33 AM EDT
Yes, its actually owned by the DOD, so they could shut it down if they wanted.
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