French National Assembly Approves Internet Censorship Law

from the lovely dept

We were just talking about how Thai government officials were admitting that internet blacklists simply don't work, and along comes France's National Assembly to approve a law to set up a blacklist allowing the government to censor any website it doesn't like. The full law isn't passed yet, apparently, as it still needs to be approved by a variety of others before it becomes a law. There's also some hope that the French Constitutional Council would refuse to validate the law.

Filed Under: blacklist, censorship, france, free speech, internet, internet filter


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    Anonymous, 17 Dec 2010 @ 6:07pm

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    And this blacklisting power would never be abused to further someones political ambitions, never.

    Be sure to let us know when that happens...

    Until then, what you're talking about is nothing but an attempt at FUD.

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