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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    abc gum, 19 Dec 2010 @ 8:53am

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    The funny part is that blacklists do not stop the dissemination of information, it reappears elsewhere. Eliminating a host from the internet is not going to stop wikileaks and similar activities, which is btw the real reason for censorship - not child porn. I'm sure they do not like like their bad decisions out there for everyone to see, this is understandable - however those who want respect need to act in a respectable manner. If they were to stand up and admit to the error(s) rather than hiding them .... ahhh forget it, that will never happen.

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