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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RE[3]: Goofy duffas.
by jabjoe on Fri 10th Jun 2011 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Goofy duffas."
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You must be trolling. Nobody is arguing that child pornography is ok. But they are saying that it doesn't justify all actions. "Think of the children" or "to fight the terrorists" are used to justify taking freedoms away from all of us. How far towards a police state do you go in the name of these causes? Maybe, when everything is completely locked down you could fight the terrorists and child pornographers better. But those apparatus of state are near impossible to avoid being abused, and oh how they can/will/are be abused. Of course, none of this stuff will keep working. It would be a constant arms race with the state trying to forever lock things down as new ways pop up. It's a fool's folly with very dark political undertones. You want to force as little as possible underground (think failed alcohol prohibition experiment in the US). If not, the majority of people could end up aligned with those you are trying to fight. Fighting file sharing is the worse one because you really can't win and you just adding the resources of the massive, massive file sharing group against you. Forcing your file sharing teenagers on to darknets isn't any way of protecting them from the darker corners of the internet. After the Netherlands relatively sane drug policy, taking a relatively sane network policy doesn't surprise me.

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