Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 11:53 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Internet & Networking "In the physical world, we have the right to print and sell books. Anyone trying to stop us would need to go to court. That right is weak in the UK (consider superinjunctions), but at least it exists. However, to set up a web site we need the cooperation of a domain name company, an ISP, and often a hosting company, any of which can be pressured to cut us off. In the US, no law explicitly requires this precarity. Rather, it is embodied in contracts that we have allowed those companies to establish as normal. It is as if we all lived in rented rooms and landlords could evict anyone at a moment's notice." Recommended reading. I'm no fan of Stallman, but despite a bit too much dramatisation towards the end, this article aptly illustrates in layman's terms why the 'net needs to be free, open, and unregulated.
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RE[3]: Nope !
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nope !"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

One count of rape, one count of sexual assault. He is accused of penetrating a woman while she was unconscious.


That's not exactly true. He is being accused of having sex with a woman without a condom. While still a serious crime (if true), it's not nearly as bad as what people usually think of when they hear "rape".

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RE[4]: Nope !
by Kasi on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 17:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Nope !"
Kasi Member since:
2008-07-12

I didn't know sex without condoms was illegal in Sweden. How do they procreate?

Edited 2011-01-03 17:59 UTC

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RE[5]: Nope !
by umccullough on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 19:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Nope !"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I didn't know sex without condoms was illegal in Sweden. How do they procreate?


It seems Thom left out the important bit: "Without her approval after the fact"

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