Originally Posted by ambla
No, this is intellectual curiosity related to the threat of cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare. I'm trying to use history to determine if there is a way to police the internet (where laws simply can't be enforced without damaging commerce or restricting freedom of information).
There is a major difference between policing a criminal you can see, arrest and kill back in the wild west, verses doing so with someone who can hide behind a screen name and some computer code, who is thousands of miles away in a country that encourages the activity.
On the other hand, policing the Internet is akin to policing the 1st and 2nd amendment. It is difficult to police the Internet, without infringing on the rights of common citizens.