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Collateral Damage as UK Censors Internet Archive

January 15th, 2009

Slashdot points to an interesting article on the register (Slashdot | Collateral Damage as UK Censors Internet Archive and IWF confirms Wayback Machine porn blacklisting • The Register) that talks about how attempts to block “images of children which contravenes UK law (Protection of Children Act 1978)” is also causing blocking of access to entire important sites such as Archive.org and wikipedia. The debate about censorship is ongoing and interesting… do we have a right to block access to valid and legal information in the name of blocking access to agreeably dangerous information, or must be protect access to legal information and find a way to block access to illegal information that does not impinge on this other right. What is the fine line. The discussion’s ongoing, but it seems that the same heavy handed approach continues to appear from ISPs and governments.

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