Internet is by far the newest medium included in this website.  It has a relatively short timeline—at least in years covered—compared to the other two categories of media examined because it has only recently become a mainstream force as an outlet for speech and information.  It is also arguably the most dynamic medium, as it incorporates video, sound, pictures, and the written word.  Internet, like print, is relatively unfettered compared to broadcast media.  From our research, it appears that the primary reason for content regulations on the Internet has to do with restricting access to pornography as well as ensuring compliance with copyright law.  The following timeline highlights some of the regulations and court cases that have helped shape the Internet and World Wide Web as we know them.

 

Internet Regulation Timeline

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