Rebecca Mackinnon Keynotes - The speeches by Rebecca Mackinnon delve into the future of Internet use and whether it will be...
Rebecca Mackinnon Talks Online Freedom in Her Internet Movement Speech
Nations enforce physical sovereignty over their countries, which often means that the physical freedoms of people are oppressed. On the Internet, those physical constrictions aren’t as strongly implemented unless private companies intervene. Whenever private companies enforce censorship among a populace, they act as a further extension of sovereignty of a nation. But privatized companies can also overlap sovereignty, resulting in an unrestricted form of freedom among people.
The Internet acts as a mediator between governments and citizens, but the nature of the Internet is to serve for the betterment of individuals and not for the betterment of a government.