Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 00:09 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes ...and we're back. Like so many other sites on the web, OSNews joined the worldwide protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT-IP Act, which threaten to end free speech, economic innovation, privacy, and the free exchange of information on the web. I don't wish to waste too many words on our participation, so consider this item as a sort of comment lightening rod to make sure that when the next story is posted, we can focus fully on its topic. Update: DC seems to be getting the message the internet sent today.
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by Jason Bourne on Thu 19th Jan 2012 01:38 UTC
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Don't get me wrong, but how many pornographic sites can be accessed by children just by typing the correct keyword on google? I for one think that I wouldn't want my techie children accessing that so easy. Thousands of free sex videos. And today it's all free and worldwidely accessible. There must be rules to contents like this. It's a strong industry and of course, their voice against internet controlling isn't thinking about kids.

I think internet does need control. Not the kind of normal new censoring. But the use of internet has become equally good and evil. That's the reality. And anarchy does not fit in here.

As for copyright infringement, well, you wouldn't want a piece of software that makes off your living laying around torrents and p2p applications. Rules need to be set, but towards the right target and right abusers.

Edited 2012-01-19 01:40 UTC

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