The head of the Mozilla Project recently expressed concerns over possible limitations of expanding networks online.
Munich, Germany (WiredPRNews.com) – The head of the Mozilla Project, Mitchell Baker, recently expressed concerns about Internet expansion restrictions. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Baker spoke at a conference on Sunday stating legal restrictions may hinder online expansion.
Baker is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, while at the conference on digital innovation and creativity, “You suddenly become liable for anything that gets downloaded, whether it’s legal or not… “If you said to a municipality, if you build a road, you have to guarantee nothing illegal happens on it — that’s what’s happening on the Internet now. So that’s the kind of regulatory disruption that’s going to have some long-term consequences.”
As noted in the report, Mozilla’s Firefox web browser currently has 350 million users.
As further noted by the AP, others at the conference included J.P. Rangaswami, chief scientist of the BT Group in Britain, who later remarked that as suggested by the widespread use of Twitter and other social media in the wake of the disaster in Haiti, these mediums would be used by disaster victims and humanitarian groups for helping those displaced reunite with their families.
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