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Offline GhostShip

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« on: November 30, 2014, 03:20:52 am »
The global censorship brigade seem rather busy this month  :evil:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/censoring-web-isnt-solution-terrorism-or-counterfeiting-its-problem

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One of the most virulent ideas in Internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the Web, the best thing that you can do to address that problem is to censor the Web.

It's an attractive idea because if you don't think too hard, it appears to be a political no-brainer. It allows governments to avoid addressing the underlying social problem—a long and costly process—and instead simply pass the buck to Internet providers, who can quickly make whatever content has raised rankles “go away.” Problem solved! Except, of course, that it isn't.

Amongst the difficult social problems that Web censorship is often expected to solve are terrorism, child abuse and copyright and trade mark infringement. In recent weeks some further cases of this tactic being vainly employed against such problems have emerged from the United Kingdom, France and Australia.


In their efforts to close the public ears and eyes to anything they don't approve of Govts allowing unfettered censorship of the Internet will simply become the masters of the latest tools of oppression, they might wish us all to walk blindly into their cosy world with few facts and much propaganda but we must resist the urge to be lazy and sit idly by, that's what they want you to do and when they have stolen or diluted your rights they have automatically stolen then from your children, some of these rights have taken the loss of many lives to gain, let us not disrespect our forebears, make your voice heard and be clear in opposing censorship of the masses at the behest of a minority.

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Re: Web Censoship Concerns Growing - EFF
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 06:33:13 pm »
so we just censor child abuse now? i thought that was supposed to be taken care of instead of just hidden....

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Re: Web Censoship Concerns Growing - EFF
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 07:24:59 pm »
That seems to be the plan Stripes, catching criminals means someone has to do a days work, it seems the fashion these days is to turn a blind eye unless theres money involved they can sequester.

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Re: Web Censoship Concerns Growing - EFF
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 10:57:53 pm »
the governments of the world really dont know how the internet works... do they...

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Re: Web Censoship Concerns Growing - EFF
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 11:00:07 pm »
It worries me that the censorship will push people with these urges to seek out real world engagements.

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Re: Web Censoship Concerns Growing - EFF
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 11:17:06 pm »
oh damn... you just had to paint a picture to make this scene worse.... your logic is sound unfortunately...

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