Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Censorship/filtering policies - contrast?

Because of being late in updating the blog, I saw the two following post/article at the same time.
One would expect a clear difference because of the values the two countries attach or do not attach to democracy. The similarities are striking and worrying.

"Why Are Australia's Would-Be 'Net Censors So Opposed To Transparency?" (TechDirt, 19 March 2009)

"China Blocks YouTube, Again" (TechDirt, 24 March 2009). Yes, the interesting question is when did they allow YouTube again? Once YouTube has removed the problematic content? Or when they devise a tool to block access to the videos at stake?

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