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Do You Want a New Internet?

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Do You Want a New Internet?

Wall Street Journal cites Wayne Crews's on Internet regulation. 

On the Technology Liberation Front, Adam Thierer suggests another option: “splinternets.” Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. wrote about the concept for Forbes in 2001, calling splinternets multiple Internets “where prespecified ground rules regarding privacy and other governance issues replace regulation and central planning.”

That model, writes Mr. Thierer, could be more feasible than revamping the Internet (“Starting over isn’t even possible in a practical sense”) or getting rid of anonymity altogether (“There’s just something about a ‘show-us-you-papers,’ national ID card-esque system of online identification that creeps most of us out”).

Read the full article in the Wall Street Journal