The Internet seems to offer participants anonymity. The illusion of invisibility leads people to believe that their actions are not subject to the scrutiny of others. What people do in private and what they do in public are often vastly different. Appearances and the perceptions and judgments of one's peers keep many people more moral than they would like to admit. Behind the Internet veil of anonymity, actions are less hindered by the threat of consequences.

The reality of the extent of this anonymity is up for debate. You can usually be tracked down somehow. Thus, some attention must be paid to the law and what you are allowed to do on the Net legally. And because the international aspect of all this has yet to be resolved, with contradictory ...

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