Call to regulate the net rejected by Vint Cerf

The internet should not be used as a scapegoat for society’s ills, said Vint Cerf, Google’s net evangelist and a founding father of the network.Speaking on the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme he rejected calls for strict control of what is put online.He said the net was just a reflection of the society in which we live.Anyone regulating beyond what was clearly illegal put themselves on a “slippery slope” that could limit freedom of expression, he said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6968322.stmSee http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/listenagain/ram/today4_20070829.ram for the audio of the interview with Vint Cerf.

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