Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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Let's all panic!!!
by tensigh on Thu 9th Jun 2011 22:46 UTC
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2011-06-01

...or maybe not. I read both articles and there are very few specifics. The US law would only block countries that have blatantly violated IP violations (read: software and entertainment piracy). Other than that, there are few details on what laws would be passed if any.

Let's also not forget that in the US in particular free speech advocates have a pretty loud voice so the idea that the US, the UK and France will "declare war" on free speech on the Internet is a stretch on par with the Beijing gymnastics team.

Let's save the alarm bells for when they're really warranted.

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