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Saturday, April 22, 2006

internet censorship, it's starting...

The US Congress is about to pass a bill that will set the ball rolling for global internet censorship.

Whilst the petition in the above link is primarily catering for Americans, I think people from all over the globe ought to get in there and tell the US Congress what they think of their planned bill.

So... Get active... Again... Still... Forever...

4 Comments:

Blogger Davo said...

always remember "the Peter Principle". In any organisation, somebody will be promoted beyond their level of incompentence. .. or something like that.. heh

April 22, 2006 10:37 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

The tendency of Aussie governments to watch the yanks step in stinking pile of undemocratic kneejerking and then go along with a similar step of their own is a disappointment to me...and it must be what makes you all crazy.

April 22, 2006 10:56 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

A bit odd that this net-neutrality issue is being presented as a censorship issue. its really more about monopolizing the internet and extorting additional revenue from the nets newest and biggest beneficiaries: outfits like google are seen as growing rich by free riding on the internet capacity of the telco's. That is bullshit of course. The telcos were paid good money and pissed away a lot of investors money puttng up more bandwidth than anyone knew how to use back at the peak of the dot com boom. Now that streaming video and market saturation for internet users is dawning, the stupid telcos want an extra charge for what we already pay for.

Now mind you, censorship is only one step behind being able to spy on all the internet traffic. Different issue if you ask me but, unlike the prospect of two tiered, double billed internet service, the collusion of telcos and secret police is very much here-and-now.

April 22, 2006 11:07 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

With regard to your first comment, GS, depending on the situation, oftentimes any manner of US officials, 'advisers', diplomats, etc, "help" our government to make the "right" decision...

I remember a time in the late eighties when we bucked the US
"system", and lo and behold, our dollar fell into a hole virtually overnight. Coincidence? Hah!

As to your second comment, consider this quote from the website mounting the protest:

"Last year, Canada’s version of AT&T — Telus— blocked their Internet customers from visiting a Web site sympathetic to workers with whom Telus was negotiating."

Also, it's this kind of legislation which I feel will lead to things like left-leaning websites, blogs, etc, discovering, in the not too distant future, that they are invisible to the search engines influenced by GlobalCorp. And tell me, once money does the talking, which search engines will not be beholden to GlobalCorp's wishes?

If this is not nipped in the bud now, I figure it's be unstoppable later. But hey, call me paranoid...

April 24, 2006 7:14 PM  

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