Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2012 23:40 UTC, submitted by DrillSgt
Internet & Networking Supposedly we've won today. Both the PROTECT-IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives have been shelved by their respective sponsors. However, these acts have been shelved before, and the bags of money sent to DC didn't suddenly devalue, so I'm sure the next SOPA is being written as we speak. What did make me happy, though, was Neelie Kroes: the EU commissioner for the digital agenda has unambiguously distanced herself from SOPA, which she calls "bad legislation". Obama, the next time you want to make a statement with teeth, just wait for Kroes to do it for you.
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RE[7]: Not done yet
by B. Janssen on Tue 24th Jan 2012 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Not done yet"
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Thanks for your answer. However, I can't fail to note that your answer does not correspond to the statement in your previous post.

That German law allows parties to be banned for violating the constitution is a cornerstone of the "fighting democracy" that was established as a result of the lessons learned from a mostly defenceless Weimar Republic. If anything it is the open admission that the NSDAP was voted into power.

I only know of forbidden symbols but I'm not aware of any forbidden terms. There are a number of terms that are frowned upon in public discourse, that's right and there is the criminal case of "Volksverhetzung" which targets ideas or concepts, not specific wording. However, I can't see how this can be considered "hush-hushing" the subject. It seems to me careless use of frowned-upon terms has ended more than one politicians career because of the public outcry. So apparently the people are aware.

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