Ever since the introduction of past technologies a notion of controlling communication existed. Devices including the telegram, telephone, radio and television were and are all highly centralised technologies allowing this sense of control. The introduction of the internet changed this notion. The internet allows information to flow freely through real time. Unlike these other technologies there is no centralised hub organising the flow of this communication because if there was, the internet could not properly function.
While Government longs to obtain this sense of control their attempts often fall short. For example, just recently the number one world-wide torrent site Kickass was taken off the internet by the American Government and its CEO was arrested. After years of trying the battle was finally won, but thats just it, it was a battle, a small battle in a massive war. Only hours after the website was taken down other torrent sites popped up. Although they were not as good, it proves that you cannot eliminate nor control online piracy because it is truly everywhere. The site Kickass was actually the result of a previous popular torrent site Pirate Bay that had also been taken off the internet and it won’t be long until another one takes its place.
The internet is a technology that flows information freely in real time distributing it anywhere and everywhere. It is a platform that cannot truly be controlled.