[LINK] Filter to cause World Wide Wait

Janet Hawtin janet at hawtin.net.au
Fri Oct 31 07:15:04 EST 2008


On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 6:32 AM, Stilgherrian <stil at stilgherrian.com> wrote:

> It isn't a case of "the filters they are planning", though, because
> there's no plan beyond "we'll do ISP-level filtering". Of something.
> Somehow. Don't as questions. A bunch of filters were selected for a
> trial on the basis of being representative of what's on the market, to
> see what that can do. Phase 2 is "OK, now let's deploy them in real
> ISPs and see what happens. But there is no clear, underlying policy
> basis for this, which is part of what makes it creepy.

For me it is the fact we are building a mechanism for censorship which
can and therefore will be used to different ends.
No democracy should have a single arbiter of information access and expression.
 The mechnism itself is contradictory to democratic freedom to choose.


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