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Friday, November 25, 2011

Censor the net

Google went a step further with it's censorship of search results.

Late last year, the search giant blocked instant search and auto-complete for torrent searches, now they will block them all together. Is it a coincidence, with SOPA, the bill introduced into the House of Representatives in late October, is close to being passed on to the Senate?

Is Google running scared, and trying to stay out of the line of fire, from angry SOPA supporters?

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the European High Court overturned a ruling of a Belgian court, ordering a Belgian ISP to filter "ALL" it's internet traffic to prohibit peer-2-peer file sharing, on the grounds of it violating fundamental rights of the customers that are protected by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.


I like the European system better.

Wonder what our Canadian governments next move will be. Will Mr. Harper allow for such violation of fundamental rights to happen, and cozy up to the Canadian music and film industries, or protect the citizens of this country from harm.

This is obviously a very touchy subject for many, including myself. Time, and many letters and e-mails to your MLA's will tell.