Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Feb 2014 22:20 UTC
Internet & Networking

Speaking with Wired editor David Rowan at an event launching the magazine's March issue, Tim Berners-Lee said that although part of this is about keeping an eye on for-profit internet monopolies such as search engines and social networks, the greatest danger is the emergence of a balkanised web.

"I want a web that's open, works internationally, works as well as possible and is not nation-based," Berners-Lee told the audience, which included Martha Lane Fox, Jake Davis (AKA Topiary) and Lily Cole. He suggested one example to the contrary: "What I don't want is a web where the Brazilian government has every social network's data stored on servers on Brazilian soil. That would make it so difficult to set one up."

A government never gives up a power it already has. The control it currently has over the web will not be relinquished.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by snowbender on Sun 9th Feb 2014 12:48 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
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Good luck convincing large studios of it.

That's how it is today, but sadly, it really should be the other way around. It's the ones that are offering the content that should convince the ones that want to consume the content.

Most people sadly don't realize they are buying a product with locks and sometimes even personal information trackers on it.

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