From: "Edwards, Duncan (OMAFRA)" <Duncan.Edwards@omafra.gov.on.ca>
Date: Tue, Jul 4, 2006 3:47 PM
Subject: Internet management
The Internet should be a totally open network, devoid
of censorship and
other "blanket" government influence. Virus
and phishing blocking,
spam-filtering and other security and privacy issues
should be handled
by the end user directly.
The goal of the Internet should be to promote and facilitate
sharing of all kinds. As such, there should be no restrictions
the nature of information that can be freely distributed
to combat "piracy" should be competitive and
positive, rather than
falling back on heavy-handed litigation.
In the extreme case that a user's conduct online should
law by placing a person's health at risk, the user should
entirely responsible for his own actions online. HOWEVER,
of information or evidence in connection with such crimes
accomplished through traditional means -- including warrants.
NO illegal domestic espionage.
I feel that many governments today have failed to grasp
the impact of
the social internet. The Internet transcends the tribal,
nationalities that have arisen as a result of thousands
of years of
isolation (a lack of information sharing). I believe
the best thing that
governments can do for the Internet is to not get involved.
Free speech, freedom of information, democracy...