Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Dec 2011 03:12 UTC
Editorial I was reading today about how Linux Mint developers altered the Banshee music player source code to redirect affiliate revenue from Amazon music orders to them instead of Banshee. They've reportedly made less than $4, which has caused a kerfluffle among those paying attention to that corner of the world. But it raises a larger point that has been swirling around for a couple of decades: an OS vendor has a lot of power to influence, and even monetize their user base. Where should they draw the line?
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RE[3]: Drawing the line
by kragil on Tue 13th Dec 2011 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Drawing the line"
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Touche!
I admit, for me internet censoring was blocking and filtering. Maybe it is because in Germany the discussion is very centred around blocking, but currents laws demand the deletion anyways, so the blocking is just stupid added step that would give the government a new censoring tool that wasn't there before.

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RE[4]: Drawing the line
by zima on Tue 20th Dec 2011 23:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Drawing the line"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

"Just delete" isn't really that plausible, with the way how the internet works (blocking and filtering probably makes 'deleting' more swift, at least)

The effectiveness of laws differs throughout the world, even assuming they are synchronised (drawings can be treated very differently from place to place, I believe)

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