Freedom of Expression
Internet Network Topology The Internet network topology is a slowly changing web with thousands of lines and even more inter-connections. The overall Internet architecture is described on the architecture page. The near real-time network topology of the Internet -- how it is connected and put together in practice -- can be viewed at a range of online resources, some of which are listed below.
Internet Freedom Of Speech Information wants to be free, and the Internet fosters freedom of speech on a global scale. The Internet is a common area, a public space like any village square, except that it is the largest common area that has ever existed. Anything that anybody wishes to say can be heard by anyone else with access to the Internet, and this world-wide community is as large and diverse as humanity itself. Therefore, from a practical point of view, no one community's standards can govern the type of speech permissible on the Internet. In the words of John Barlow, a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) -- "In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance".
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