Some problems can be adequately addressed without direct government
action, for example by means of industry self-regulation. In other
areas, it is necessary for governments to impose and enforce
appropriate rules, or to otherwise create incentives for actions
that benefit humanity as a whole. For example, on the topic of
, one of the proposed solution
, is likely to require
government incentives (in countries that want to contribute to
safeguarding freedom of expression and information
Freedom of communication
internationally). On the other hand,
for example for IP address allocation
there are no arguments
about government action being required in that area.
In the following areas, direct government action may be necessary:
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