I disagree, the Internet is libertarian, not liberal. The liberal members of congress went along with the DMCA, and tried to restrict hate speech and bomb recipes on the net; and a liberal president continued the US's harmful restrictions on cryptography. OTOH, the conservatives brought us the CDA (It's for the children!) and bent over for the big corporations by passing the DMCA. So the internet can't be conservative either. (Sorry, dMan) Therefore, it seems to me that the internet community favors the libertarian approach of keeping the government out of the internet-regulation business.