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Google Big Tent: Regulation Vs. Personal Responsibility
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herman_munster
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4/3/2012 | 9:15:52 PM
re: Google Big Tent: Regulation Vs. Personal Responsibility
I'm a big fan of the "personal responsibility" approach to things. Laws for the sake of laws, laws designed to alleviate the burden of personal responsibility on the masses, only serve to make us weaker.
Andrew Hornback
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4/2/2012 | 3:15:13 AM
re: Google Big Tent: Regulation Vs. Personal Responsibility
I think there are actually a couple of issues going on here - the want for governments to regulate commerce (which, after all, isn't the Internet the largest engine of commerce on the planet?) and the idea that people should be protected from their own ignorance or the ignorance of others via rules enforced by a corporate entity.

Last time I looked, there was no equivalent to Driver's Ed for the new Internet user. Basically, if you have a connection and the want to go somewhere, you're thrown as far into the deep end of the pool as you want from the word go. There are no training wheels, there is no user manual.

No amount of regulation or legislation is going to prevent people from doing things that others find questionable. The more regulation that comes into play, the more likely censorship and the infringement upon people's rights becomes.

It's a tough situation - as a corporate entity, you can't force people to police themselves, you can't censor them without the possibility of creating a riot - what options do you really have?

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