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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A war, you said ?
by Neolander on Sat 27th Nov 2010 21:01 UTC
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Well, let's hope you're right on this one.

Myself, I think that what we'll see in the short term is everyone bowing down to the new overlords, many without even knowing. Maybe a few minor riots here and there, but at most hundreds of people. Nothing serious.

My guess is that the vast majority of the population will do absolutely nothing. Because they don't care. After all, those websites are for piracy and counterfeiting, right ? And airport security is a protection again evil terrorists from hell, right ?

V for Vendetta... Good choice of movie, indeed. But that will come later.

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