Considering one of the internet's other names is the world wide web, media outlets seemingly have not been concerned with geographically centric rules; possibly because it just seemed impossible. Then Google started censoring web searches in China. Now, the Times is censoring itself in England, because, well, it is possible.
Said Jonathan Zittrain, Oxford University Professor of Internet governance and regulation: "There's a been a sense that technology can create a form of geographic zoning on the Internet for many years now -- that they might not be 100 percent effective, but effective enough. And there's even a sense that international courts might be willing to take into account these efforts."
Hmmm, makes you wonder how cable television will respond to keep channels like Hezbollah off the air.