52 States in 8 Months

Internet censorship revisited

Posted in Europe by Ulf on June 9, 2009

wiefelspuetz-artikel-210Any news about Internet censorship in Germany? Indeed! The SPD proposes to use the filters not only against child porn but also against terrorism, crime and some religions. Basically, this law becomes not only an attack against privacy, but also against freedom of speech. Oh, did I say SPD? The CDU says that only child porn should be blocked at this point because they’re afraid of the public outcry. But you can read about this yourself.

Meanwhile the Arbeitskreis gegen Internetsperren und Zensur tried to find out if deleting child porn could be an option. They have interesting results — both on how fast the providers react, and on what you actually find on block lists from foreign countries.

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