June 27, 2003

CIPA - filtering, filtering, porn, pornography ...

I've said this before, but after this week, it deserves saying again:

The best public-relations censorware companies ever did, was to get their products named "filters".

As I mentioned I've spent a great deal of time saying "Censorware is about control". That the issue at stake with censorship of libraries is about the right to read, not disfavored content ("PORNOGRAPHY!"). That in order to control what people are allowed to read, there must be prohibitions on privacy, language-translation, image-searching, etc

I don't know if I'm being heard. It's as if I'm trying try speak over someone yodeling ...

P-O-R-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N! P-O-R-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N! P-O-R-N-N-N-N-N-N-N-N!

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on June 27, 2003 05:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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