Policy Issues


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ld laws are not equipped to take us from the material world to the digital world. Contemporary legislation, such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is more interested in protecting corporate interests than providing unrestricted access to information. Issues such as censorship and privacy garner greater attention today as a result of the proliferation of databases, ready access to information, and the lack of geographic constraints in cyberspace. Furthermore, the escalating costs attributed to supporting a multitude of services will continue to burden an already financially strapped system.