Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jan 2012 21:11 UTC
Legal "Three weeks ago the 23-year-old UK-based administrator of a TV show and movie links site was arrested by police. The site, referred to only as TVShack, could be one of three domains of which two are already controlled by the US government after their seizure as part of Operation in Our Sites. Following his detention in the UK's largest prison, the admin is now fighting his extradition to the U.S. with the help of Gary McKinnon's lawyer." His site only linked; it did not host. The most damning point is that he was found not guilty under UK law. So, does this mean The Netherlands can request extradition of, say, Rick Santorum for his blatant anti-homosexual remarks, which are illegal under Dutch law? That would be fun.
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India vs. the Internet?
by umccullough on Sat 14th Jan 2012 21:18 UTC
umccullough
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2006-01-26

I can't wait until India uses this excuse to extradite all the porn-distributors on the internet to their country...

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RE: India vs. the Internet?
by zima on Sat 14th Jan 2012 21:47 in reply to "India vs. the Internet?"
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2005-07-06

Don't forget China.

Remember, one of the official goals of the Great Firewall is to fight pornography (including "think of the children!" I'd guess; apart from that, also "superstitious*, violence-related*, gambling and other harmful information*")


* I believe some places still ask "sir, are you or were you a member of the communist party?" (I know it's a bit illegal at mine)

PS. Quickly checking out the above list of justifications ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Firewall_of_China ), a one screenshot ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:20090605dusanben.png ) and its description cracked me up:

"For reason which everyone knows, and to suppress our extremely unharmonious thoughts, this site is voluntarily closed for technical maintenance between 3 and 6 June 2009..." Dusanben.com (translation)

(alas, strangely many people have some weird idea that such top-down media control is absolute; it's often quite a bit more loose and/or complex - the most popular cabaret act from my place was of course laughing from the regime and its realities ...with most prominent Party members often sitting in front rows; most prominent ~rock/reggae/punk youth festival was essentially treated by the regime as "safety valve"; or consider this film http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Iron which partly feels like some creative documentary ...but that's because it was allowed to be filmed, it was funded, while the events were taking place)

Edited 2012-01-14 22:07 UTC

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RE: India vs. the Internet?
by Soulbender on Sun 15th Jan 2012 02:01 in reply to "India vs. the Internet?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

They should use it to have the management team of (former) Union-Carbide extradited.

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