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[News] Censorship Resisted in the UK, But Only for Foreigners

  • Subject: [News] Censorship Resisted in the UK, But Only for Foreigners
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:01:47 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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MPs call on IT companies to follow Google and stop Chinese censorship

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| Watson has applauded Google's plans to stop 
| censoring the internet in Chinaafter it 
| discovered evidence of Chinese cyber attacks 
| and surveillance of human rights activists.
| He said in a blog post: "We should all 
| applaud them for this brave corporate move. 
| And we should also use their lead to put 
| pressure on other technology companies to 
| stop all this nonsense once and for all. 
| Apple should go next. They should refuse to 
| censor the Dalai Lama applications from 
| their App store."


Ignore Islam4UK, donât ban them

,----[ Quote ]
| In a democratic society, the decision to ban 
| an organization when it is not directly 
| responsible for violence is deeply 
| controversial. Any such decision is surely 
| not taken lightly. However, the Home Office 
| proscription of the group Islam4UK announced 
| today will only serve to undermine the 
| governmentâs effort to prevent violent 
| extremism.


Is it art or is it pr0n? Australia decides it's ALL filth

,----[ Quote ]
| Australian painters and photographers may 
| soon need to watch their step, as an 
| overhaul of child pornography laws in New 
| South Wales looks set to remove the defence 
| of "artistic merit" from the statute books.



Why Nominet disconnected 1,000 sites with no court oversight

,----[ Quote ]
| The body responsible for the .uk internet
| addresses disconnected over 1,200 websites
| without any oversight from a court. The
| much-publicised action last month was
| based only on police assertions about
| criminal activity on the sites.
| Two Nominet executives have told
| technology law podcast OUT-LAW Radio that
| it severed the connection between 1,219
| domain names and the sites that lay behind
| them without the kind of court order that
| web hosting companies would usually
| demand.

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