Regulation by Specifying an Instance

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Engineering principles which served the Internet well (such as decentralization) also made it difficult for governments to regulate.

In the CDA hearings, the DoJ certainly tried strategy #1 with the argument (based on Dr. Olsen of BYU) that IPV6 would support an adult/minor tag in each datagram, but failed.

PICS, based on principles of decentralization and user control, was seen as a better alternative

However, now there is fear that PICS builds censorship into the Net.

Joseph Reagle, W3C/LCS/MIT