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Re: Gore Commission wants to regulate the Net like broadcast



[email protected] wrote:

>You know better than that, Tim - The Internet is about Commerce!
>The military started it, federal funding for universities made
>it popular, Physicists working for Foreign Governments and
>grad students at US government universities made the Web,
>and Big Commerce made it grow.  It's all Federal Interest - trust them!
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You know, I wonder why they didn't think about the Federal Interest and the
Legitimate Needs of Government when all this was going on back then.  Are
universities, students, and Physicists working for Foreign Governments any
more (or less) trustworthy than anyone else?  Was there no secrecy at all,
when all these people - especially the scientists - were communicating no
such open networks?  I guess The Authorities also, among other things,
didn't expect encryption (PGP) to grow as it did.
    ..
Blanc