Senator Conroy - the Internet is special

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In April 2010, Senator Conroy was quoted by Fairfax media (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age etc.) as asking "Why is the internet special?,"saying the net was "just a communication and distribution platform" (see article). Here are my reasons why I believe that the internet is special (and therefore a heavy handed approach to filtering content is unjustified). The internet simultaneously: hosts audio and video which can be broadcast or narrow cast acts like the postal system (with email replacing…

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