This philosophy of Internet independence and individual control was engaged in Washington:
However, Lawrence Lessig and others begin to ask, what if this personal tool becomes the infrastructure and prone to abuse? "PICS is the Devil."
W3C posts a Statement on Public Policy:
"The philosophy of independence and individual control was engaged in Washington. This architecture must allow local policies to co-exist without cultural fragmentation or domination..."
and Statement on the Intent and Use of PICS: Using PICS Well, which recommends explicit labelling, transparency, localized control, and multiple rating systems.
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