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[8]: Drawing the line
by zima on Tue 20th Dec 2011 23:30 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Drawing the line"
zima
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The Great Firewall of China is justified also on the basis of blocking such illegal content as obscenity or pornography (in general, but I'd guess child pornography in particular), something not that unique on world stage. Plus:

the PRC-sponsored news agency, Xinhua, stated that censorship targets only "superstitious, pornographic, violence-related, gambling and other harmful information."

...while the whole world doesn't agree on blocking those (but then, it doesn't really strictly agree on the treatment of sexuality of minors, either), wouldn't German censorship of overtly nazi content fall under most of those categories?

Then there's how

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