Techdirt Podcast Episode 70: Is It Futile To Draw Borders On The Internet?
from the not-so-global dept
In a world defined by borders for thousands of years, the global nature of the internet has caused all sorts of confusion and absurdity. Geographically restricted content, fuzzily defined jurisdictions, libel tourism — these are all symptoms of a border-filled world coming to terms with a borderless network. Since attempts to carve up the internet along geographical lines aren’t likely to stop anytime soon, this week we ask the question: are such attempts futile, and could online borders really serve any purpose to begin with?