June 6, 2007 | By Fred von Lohmann

Cory Doctorow on Internet Filtering

I don't think I could ever say anything as well as Cory Doctorow, as demonstrated by his spot-on (and engagingly written) editorial on Internet filtering (aka censorware) that appeared in the Guardian today:

[Censorware] firms are profiteers, waxing rich on the fears of the free world and the oppression of totalitarian states. They operate without transparency and without accountability, and hide behind the excuse that they only supply ratings, leaving firms and ISPs to do the dirty work of choosing which ratings to block - "we only load the pistol and aim it, it's the mayor/your boss/a librarian who pulled the trigger".


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

The @USTradeRep's TPP proposal could block needed orphan works reforms. We join civil society groups to speak out: https://eff.org/r.updq

Aug 31 @ 5:56pm

The Chinese government now appears to be pressuring developers of open source censorship circumvention tools: https://eff.org/r.bv6z

Aug 31 @ 4:44pm

Congress's cyber 'sharing' bill? More like cyber spying:
https://eff.org/r.bdqz

Aug 31 @ 3:05pm
JavaScript license information