"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Internet Censorship

It's hotting up out there with the news that British judges have ordered ISPs to block The Pirate Bay but at least one msm journalist has written about the glaring problems.

The Open Rights Group has a good article today about what's behind it and where it all might lead.  ACTA is under fire, even from inside the EU itself.

As everyone likes to point out, there are ways and means to circumvent the intrusion and here are the latest developments from Mafiaafire, though they're not alone in creating neat little add-ons for your browser.

To prove the point that Judges simply don't have a clue, here's a short extract from an article by TorrentFreak:
A new survey has revealed that young people are responding to tough legislation and increasing levels of online spying by investing in VPN services. The study, carried out by the Cybernorms research group at Sweden’s Lund University, found that when compared to figures from late 2009, 40% more 15 to 25-year-olds are now hiding their activities online.
Faced with the almost impossible task of physically restricting people’s activities online, during recent years authorities and copyright holders have sought to have legislation tightened up, to encourage citizens towards a path of “doing the right thing” through the fear of more and more serious consequences.
Oh, and whatever you do, don't mention the P-word.

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