Originally Posted by 'trane
just out of curiosity, why is it that the internet should be different than 'real life'? why is it that, just because you have supposed anonymity, you should be able to do things, like slander, that you wouldn't be allowed to do in person?
i don't really get why people think the web should be some sort of place where law has no relevance. it's still slander, and the anonymity makes it all the more dangerous. i'd rather see law apply than have some place where people can hide behind a veil of facelessness and throw barbs at whomever they please. slander is slander.
I can see both sides of it, but i have to agree with you. The fact is the internet has become such a massive part of society it's rediculous. What will the internet be like in 10yrs, at some point some guidelines of dercorum need to be implemented otherwise it's only gonna get worse. I mean taunting and degrading on the internet has led to suicides. That in and of itself should be a warning sign. But how does it get regulated or implemented on a regular basis. It's not easy to do with something so vast, with little to no precedence.