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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    Johnny, 18 Dec 2010 @ 2:47am

    Re: Re: Re:

    How about Finland? They implemented a "Child porn" filter, then used it to ban a site that criticized the filter, yet that site contained no child porn...

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