Indian Government Tries To Censor The Internet
from the next-on-the-list dept
Folks in India are pointing out that the latest laws from the Indian government telling ISPs they’re responsible for blocking “offending” websites are simply impossible to enforce. They quote a great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi wondering if the website he runs about his great-grandfather will need to be “blocked” because of Gandhi’s “anti-government views”. As he points out: “People who shape and provide the Internet must be laughing themselves crazy,” since this is an impossible law to enforce. He also wonders who could possibly be the right “competent authority” to decide what should and should not be blocked. Of course, those in nearby countries like China and Iran seem to have done a fairly passable job of blocking sites they don’t like.
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And millions of others!
Iran specifically has wasted countless man hours inventing new kinds of blocking software that is rendered useless with a seatelite internet connection. It’s almost as funny as the video games ban in greece.
The US censors anti-government sites also
If someone put up a web site about killing the President, blowing up congress, etc., the site will get taken down.
India is home to many anti-government extremists.