It has often been said that no one organization or entity owns the internet. Or, for that matter, that there is no one who controls it. With that statement I must disagree. Why? Read on... Are the following statements true or false? Who created the internet: The Pentagon What is the internet: A network of networks. Purpose of the internet: Communications. In particular, to allow un-interrupted communications to go through (by automatically re-routing communications) in the event of a catastrophic disaster such as a nuclear blast or meteor impact destroying a large part of the network. Who regulates the internet: The United States of America. Why? They created it. And should therfore be under the FCC's jursidiction. If you're on the internet you're on American cyber-territory. ESCHELON: Is the internet. Who enforces laws on the internet: USA & United States Allies Who own's the internet: USA Government Who own's the content on the internet: The content creator. What do I do if I don't like any of the above? A: Make your own internet. Religious implications: You figure it out. Well, that's all for now. Take care... -Mike B.