German State To Block Nazi Websites
from the more-national-firewalls dept
With all the talk about how the internet is becoming “walled gardens” of corporations blocking off content from peopel who aren’t customers, there’s an even bigger partitioning going on. It seems that we can add Germany to the list of countries that is building some sort of national firewall. It’s been deemed legal for the German government to force ISPs to block certain sites. As this trend continues, more and more areas of the internet will be cordoned off, depending on where you live. Of course, maybe that’s a good thing, so that you don’t get dragged halfway around the world to face trial for something you wrote on your local website.