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The development of the Net has greatly changed the way we lead our lives and will do so more as the Net expands and grows in the future As such it is of great importance that we understand the nature and functions in order to understand internet in a way weve been asking ourselves the question What is the Net Some of us have myths views ideas and dreams we want to believe about the Internet And so two articles have been chosen to argue the very fundamental question of how we think about the net who owns it and how do we control the net This essay is an analysis of two opposing view on the issue of controlling the Net The two articles that were analyzed in regards to this essay are A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace by JPBarlow and Taming the Web by CCMann In relations to Barlows article he purports that the Net is uncontrollable by man This is clearly evident in the following quote taken from Barlows article which states that I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us Barlow asserts so because of the nature and function of the Net What is meant by the nature of the Net is referring to the elusive existence of the Net which Barlow claims that the Net is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere but it is not where bodies live As such implementing legal concepts of property expression identity movement and context is futile as these are based on matter and the Net consist of non-matter In relations to the uncontrollability of the Net due to its function Barlow claims that the Net is a medium for anyone regardless of ethnicity sex and age to convey their thoughts and opinions without the fear of being force into silence or conformity therefore the
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