Free for all?
"those questions expose the fact that the internet isn't quite the free for all we all expect and hope it is."
Only naive hippies and techno utopians ever thought the internet would be a virtual space free from any kind of external control. The internet is just a bunch of computers, cables and satellite systems owned and controlled by someone and they and the laws of various lands get to choose how and even if you get to use them. If you're not happy with that then you're free to spend probably a few trillion dollars to set up your own alternative.