There are several major areas in which governments are involved with the transnational aspects of new and mass media.
One area is censorship. Many countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, and Russia censor media for political, moral, or religious purposes. This leads to issues such as the censorship of Google in China, where the government blocks access to parts of the internet; since local governments cannot block what material is created on foreign media censorship increasingly becomes a question of limiting access to international media.
The next important issue is pirating and royalties. Countries that have major players in content creation, such as Hollywood and Bollywood are especially concerned about international piracy of movies and songs in countries with weaker regulations.