[LINK] The Enemies of the Internet
Tue, 6 Mar 2001 19:27:27 +1100 (EST)
If this report is only for sale, then it would be reasonable to assume
that that is in order to protect the copyright to the document, in which
case I would suggest that you have just breached the copyright laws in
Australia that came into effect last Monday.
Is your inclusion a reasonable extract for the purpose of review?
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On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, David Goldstein wrote:
> Hi all
> Some of you may be interested in this report from Reporters Sans
> Frontieres, but it seems the report is only available for purchase.
> The Enemies of the Internet
> On 28 February, RSF and transfert.net will jointly issue a report on
> Freedom expression on the Internet. You'll be able to buy this report
> from www.00h00.com
> Sitting in a cybercafé, a single person can tell the whole world
> about repression in their country. In just a few minutes, a newspaper
> suffering from censorship can publish its articles on French or
> American servers. The Internet has radically changed the traditional
> balance of power between governments and those who produce
> information. Governments are on the defensive; they all want the
> Internet, but dream of a network under their control. This dilemma
> has engendered an arsenal of repressive solutions. This report
> provides an inventory of the restrictions implemented to block the
> free circulation of information in 59 countries. North Korea, China,
> Saudi Arabia, and many others. The most authoritarian regimes apply
> their censorship with the greatest zeal, because they have the
> feeling that they are in a race for time against cyber-dissidence. In
> western democracies, the fear of a libertarian Internet has led to
> repeated attempts to fetter it with laws and regulations. No country
> can truly control the Internet, but the technological race that pits
> the "enemies of the Internet" against those fighting for freedom is
> See http://www.rsf.fr/uk/homennemis.html for more information on the
> report and Reporters Sans Frontieres.
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