Friday, February 17, 2006


Censors and Profit

Is censorship fully consistent with the profit motive?

I think so. Should we be worried about that? Probably...
Businesses exist only because the country where they live allows them to. Now I am not saying that this is appropriate, but when you live under my roof, you play by my rules. This is what China has done and the USA conveniently pursues as needed (Patriot Act).
Should we be worried about the corporatocracy's agenda of further censorhsip?

Cox & Forkum

Agendas aren't dangerous. Governments are dangerous. We wouldn't have to worry about it at all if the government stuck to its primary purpose: protection of life, liberty and property.

That said, I would argue that censorship is not always consistent with the profi motive. For each business that wants censorship, there's a corresponding one that can profit by the lack thereof.

If that argument doesn't address your point, maybe I need some clarification.
Agree. Google and the others have to play by China's rules.

What many don't realise is that bloggers (especially) already run circles around the censoship. They code their posts so "key" words aren't found. For example:

7ien4mun 5quare
Dal! L4ma

Not difficult at all and its working...for now.
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