There is no single person, company, or country that regulates the Internet. Currently, the Internet belongs to universities, public corporations, the government, the military, super-computing labs, commercial on-line businesses, and many other kinds of organizations. The original Internet was government funded and managed. The government's role has been largely influenced by major corporations who run their own international backbone networks. Your Internet service provider as well as users of the Internet monitor and regulate behavior. You could lose your account if you violate their established rules. For more information on who controls the Internet, please contact your local Internet service provider.
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