Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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by vivainio on Sat 27th Nov 2010 21:24 UTC
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This is one example why it makes sense for Europe/Asia to strive for technological independence from the US. That means it may be a good idea to be able to survive & thrive without Apple, Microsoft, Google.

If RMS was not american, this would be an angle he would be speaking about a lot more ;-).

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RE: America
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 21:28 in reply to "America"
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An EU-sanctioned root server might be a good idea.

Then again, an EU-sanctioned root server might be the worst idea in the history of the internet.

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RE[2]: America
by dc396 on Sun 28th Nov 2010 01:36 in reply to "RE: America"
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Root servers, which serve TLDs, are irrelevant to these takedowns which occurred in COM and NET.

And besides, there are already 2 root servers in Europe (K run by RIPE and I run by Netnod/Autonomica).

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