Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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returning to the point
by Wolf@Larsen on Sat 11th Jun 2011 02:00 UTC
Wolf@Larsen
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2011-06-10

Let's jump to the first link given by Thom and here we are:

"The UK wants to begin the discussion with seven principles that will serve as the basis for these new international rules:

•The need for governments to act proportionately in cyberspace and in accordance with national and international law
•The need for everyone to have the ability—in terms of skills, technology, confidence and opportunity—to access cyberspace
•The need for users of cyberspace to show tolerance and respect for diversity of language, culture and ideas
•Ensuring that cyberspace remains open to innovation and the free flow of ideas, information, and expression
•The need to respect individual rights of privacy and to provide proper protection to intellectual property
•The need for us all to work collectively to tackle the threat from criminals acting online
•The promotion of a competitive environment which ensures a fair return on investment in network, services, and content".

I dont like it. I really dont like it.

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RE: returning to the point
by Wolf@Larsen on Sat 11th Jun 2011 11:05 in reply to "returning to the point"
Wolf@Larsen Member since:
2011-06-10

One important question seems to be: why there is not a single word on the censorship?

These two points of the programme give a particular kick:

"The need for users of cyberspace to show tolerance and respect for diversity of language, culture and ideas"


"The need for us all to work collectively to tackle the threat from criminals acting online"

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