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Berners-Lee rejects calls for net regulator


In an interview held with the Observer the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee who created the world wide web, rejected the idea of censorship and described it as horrific.

Berners-Lee acknowledged that there were strong feelings regarding the recent outcry of paedophiles targetting children in web chatrooms, child pornography and any other such material and that certain measures should be taken, but felt by introducing a net regulator would take away the whole purpose of the web.

The idea of policing people on the web takes away the whole aspect of diversity within the world and that the idea of a grown-up telling another what they can in fact see or do was for Berners-Lee a horrific idea.

He felt that it is the responsibility of parents to become more familiar with the use of the internet and for them to teach their children how to use the web safely. Adults need to learn more quickly to ensure that their children are taught by the parents what they should see and what to avoid.

Berners-Lee invented the electronic code ten years ago that allowed computers to connect across the world via the telephone line. He also stated that we are still only scratching the surface and he feels that it will continue growing to become a more powerful interactive network that will enable e-commerce and industry to grow with it.


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