by Mike Masnick
Mon, Jan 9th 2012 10:42am
Rick Falkvinge points us to the news that as part of a court ruling forcing Finnish ISP Elisa to try to block access to a bunch of "pirate" websites, it also ordered the company to block access to a website run by Electronic Frontier Finland. The site, piraattilahti.fi, has all sorts of EFF-style info about Finliand. I believe that EFFinland is entirely separate from the American EFF, but is basically a local version of it, that covers the same types of issues in Finland. This raises all sorts of questions -- many of which are pretty troubling. In an effort to stop access to The Pirate Bay, the fact that a court would also order access blocked to an advocacy website talking about digital freedoms is pretty troubling, and highlights how "blocking over copyright" can very easily lapse into "blocking over speech."
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