Its a nice idea, the net without borders and there is a lot of me wanting just that; the freedom to access information.
Its not real though, and whilst I admire the likes of spikeychris for his stand on China and Google,(in another long running thread) reality soon invades my thinking. The reality for me is should there be an environment which is outside of the law, totally unregulated? Setting aside the debate about whether the type or style of regulation is the right type can we really think the net should be exempt from regulation?
My view (sadly for my more egalitarian side) is we must submit to some controls. Why should cyberspace be any different to real space? There are aspects of the net which I would be very happy to see controlled rather better than it is currently, child pornography being one clear example in my eyes.
I know there will always be ways for the really determined to get around controls, but its worth the effort for the cases which are successful.