Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 00:09 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes ...and we're back. Like so many other sites on the web, OSNews joined the worldwide protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT-IP Act, which threaten to end free speech, economic innovation, privacy, and the free exchange of information on the web. I don't wish to waste too many words on our participation, so consider this item as a sort of comment lightening rod to make sure that when the next story is posted, we can focus fully on its topic. Update: DC seems to be getting the message the internet sent today.
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RE: Porn
by Soulbender on Thu 19th Jan 2012 06:14 UTC in reply to "Porn"
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Oh my, why don't someone think about the *children*???
One small problem with your argument: SOPA and IPA is not about protecting children from porn. In fact, the people behind this will gladly have your children watch porn as long as it's their porn and it wasn't pirated.

There must be rules to contents like this.

Yeah well, the Internet is global and does not obey to america (or any country).

I think internet does need control.

And who should control it? The US? the Netherlands? Russia? The UAE?

Rules need to be set, but towards the right target and right abusers.

And unfortunately SOPA/PIPA does not do that.

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RE[2]: Porn
by r_a_trip on Thu 19th Jan 2012 09:59 in reply to "RE: Porn"
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the (sic) Netherlands

Not to toot our own horn, but we have always been very practical and we are pretty freedom loving and tolerant. If a controlling party had to be apppointed, going with The Netherlands would probably be the least bad choice in your list of options.

Then again, I'd like the Internet to become less centralized, not more.

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RE[2]: Porn
by zima on Thu 26th Jan 2012 23:31 in reply to "RE: Porn"
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Oh my, why don't someone think about the *children*??? [...] And who should control it? The US? the Netherlands? Russia? The UAE?

Duh, China of course - with all the resolve they demonstrated so far... ( search "porn" - but it's more, also "superstitious, [...] violence-related, gambling and other harmful information." what could be better for the children?)

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