According to the Washington Post, Obama signed off on a new position last Friday that is for now being referred to as an Internet Czar. Actually, the White House is still defining the job description, but cybersecurity with a "broad mandate" seems to be the prevailing top information known at the moment about the new job.
The report suggests that although it is a key government responsibility to help secure private-sector networks, regulation should be the last resort...
pending legislation that also should be tracked includes H.R.4279 and S.522. The first seeks to create an IP Dictator at the Department of Justice while the latter aims to further increase intellectual property rights enforcement.
The internet is the town square for Americans. It brings serious issues,but the biggest headaches are for those who wish to control it. It is magnanimous and evolving, so much so that it threatens the old establishments of newspapers,the music industry,and any industry that feels as though it has lost the control it had. Yet, new legislation will not bring back the past, it will only hamper communication and the free market that exists via the internet.