Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Dec 2011 03:12 UTC
Editorial I was reading today about how Linux Mint developers altered the Banshee music player source code to redirect affiliate revenue from Amazon music orders to them instead of Banshee. They've reportedly made less than $4, which has caused a kerfluffle among those paying attention to that corner of the world. But it raises a larger point that has been swirling around for a couple of decades: an OS vendor has a lot of power to influence, and even monetize their user base. Where should they draw the line?
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RE: Drawing the line
by kragil on Tue 13th Dec 2011 06:59 UTC in reply to "Drawing the line"
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I stopped reading after the first paragraph. Censoring the internet is _NEVER_ OK. Child porn has to be DELETED and the people who put it there need to be prosecuted. Just censoring can always be circumvented and it generally makes the push for deletion really weak.
It is an ugly myth that there are countries that allow child porn. There aren't, so asking for deletion and prosecution is always the way to go.
I get really angry when I hear these "Think of the children" reasons to allow censorship, mostly narrow-minded conservative politicians use them and they generally have no fucking clue.

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