Directing policy-making beyond the Net's metaphor

  title={Directing policy-making beyond the Net's metaphor},
  author={Jerry Berman and D. Weitzner},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
Despite the optimistic view of the Internet expressed by this federal court in Philadelphia, the view of the Internet in the minds of policymakers around the world has been decidedly schizophrenic, swinging from wild enthusiasm to repressive efforts at control borne out of ignorance and fear. In the U.S., this diffident public policy response to the Internet has left netizens, both in the U.S. and around the world, in a state of uncertainty with respect to our basic free expression and privacy… Expand
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