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[6]: Nope !
by qbast on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 19:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Nope !"
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Requiring approval after the fact? Now that's interesting law.

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RE[7]: Nope !
by Kasi on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 21:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Nope !"
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I agree, what if you have a bad day and she decides after the fact that it just wasn't worth her time... Swedish men must have a lot of performance anxiety.

Edited 2011-01-03 21:27 UTC

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RE[7]: Nope !
by anda_skoa on Tue 4th Jan 2011 12:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Nope !"
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Requiring approval after the fact? Now that's interesting law.

One of the accusations is that he started to have sex with a woman while she was still asleep, i.e. being woken by or after the inital penetration.

Which would already make this non-consentual since a sleeping person cannot give or withdraw consent.

And I think another detail of that accusation was that she insisted on use of a condom on the evening before, making it highly likely that she would do so again on the next morning. Or would have done so if been given the opportunity to actual participate in this decision.

Edit: I wanted to apologize for continuing this offtopic thread branch, since the article is about kettling Wikileaks by cutting it off from its distribution and supply channels

Edited 2011-01-04 12:13 UTC

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