[US Response]
[US Reasoning]
[Australia Response]
[Australia Reasoning]
[Comparison]
[Conclusion]
[References]

Introduction:

On April 19th, 1995, a bomb went off at the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Many people were killed and massive amounts of damage done to the building. During this time people became genuinely afraid and concerned for their safety. Some realized that the internet was a source for anyone to learn to make their own bombs that are similar if not exactly like the bomb used in this attack.

Scenario:

Scenario comes from: http://libertus.net/liberty/media.html#Bomb

"Following the Oklahoma bombing, the mainstream media gave much publicity to the availability of bomb making instructions on the Internet. Use of that information for illegal purposes is of course a problem. However the real issue is - should everything which can be used for illegal purposes, which also has legitimate uses, be banned from the Net?"

Contact Info:

Evan Yeager [eyeager@vt.edu]
Gregory Walker [grwalker@vt.edu]
Kevin Tacke [ktacke@vt.edu]
Gergely Spolarics [gspolari@vt.edu]
Robert Spieldenner [rspielde@vt.edu]
Greer Reichow [greichow@vt.edu]


© Evan Yeager, Kevin Tacke, Robert Spieldenner, Gergely Spolarics, Gregory Walker, and Greer Reichow
Last Updated 4/24/2002