Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Dec 2012 17:10 UTC
Legal "The Chinese government issued new rules on Friday requiring Internet users to provide their real names to service providers, while assigning Internet companies greater responsibility for deleting forbidden postings and reporting them to the authorities." The crazy thing is not that China is tightening its control over the internet. No, the crazy thing is that if it were up to our own politicians, western governments should do the same.
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At least piracy is legal.
by skpg on Fri 28th Dec 2012 22:25 UTC
skpg
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2012-09-21

But China also has very strong censorship law (ie Chinese citizens can't enter youtube or facebook). I wonder if China is being pressured by the US and international organizations to do this?

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RE: At least piracy is legal.
by Laurence on Sat 29th Dec 2012 00:45 in reply to "At least piracy is legal."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

... I wonder if China is being pressured by the US and international organizations to do this?

I very much doubt that. China couldn't give a rats arse about any recommendations the west tries to push on them.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I very much doubt that. China couldn't give a rats arse about any recommendations the west tries to push on them.

Yeah... they're too busy leeching jobs from people in the west and censoring their government from its own citizens to give a damn what western countries think.

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