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The widespread availability of pornography on the Internet has stirred up a moral panic(1) shared by the government, law enforcement bodies such as the police, prosecutors and judges along with the media in general.(2) There have been many attempts to limit the availability of pornographic content on the Internet by governments and law enforcement bodies all around the world.
Most of this kind of pornographic content is available through World Wide Web ( WWW) pages; but sometimes they are also distributed through an older communication process, Usenet newsgroups.
Governance theorists are beginning to recognise that objects of governance are only known through attempts to govern them(11) and governance is not a choice between centralisation and decentralisation.
It is about regulating relationships in complex systems,(12) and the global Internet does provide a great challenge for governance.
Reidenberg states that: The Internet is a complex, anarchic, and multi-national environment where old concepts of regulation, reliant as they are upon tangibility in time and space, may not be easily applicable or enforceable.
This is why the wider concept of governance may be more suitable.