Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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Only evil
by wocowboy on Sat 27th Nov 2010 12:05 UTC
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I love it how some reporters, when doing a story about anything, only see evil in whatever happened or what the subject of the story did, no matter now benign the action really might have been.

For example, I might have a dog that is running amok in the neighborhood, biting people, digging up their flowerbeds, terrorizing little old ladies, generally creating havoc.

So, seeing the damage my dog is causing, I build a fence around my yard and tie my dog to a chain so it cannot get out any more. One of these types of reporters would do a story about how evil I am by putting up the fence, calling the fence anti-social, accuse me of being cruel to my dog by keeping it inside a walled garden instead of letting it roam free, how I might expect other people to start building fences around their yards, anything but stating any benefit the fence might have for the general community outside.

Sometimes actions have good results, like this barring of pirated material and illegally obtained documents, but it's just really hard to get some reporters to report on them when they only want to see and report evil.

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