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    Exclamation Internet Censorship take a step forward in the UK

    The Press Complaints Commission has successfully censured a blog in the UK! Apparently they've declared that web publications are the same as print publications, and therefore subject to the same regulations.

    I may not agree with Rod Liddle's statement about crime, but I believe he has the right to say whatever he pleases on the net. It is a public domain and does not belong to any one entity to control as they please.

    This is the top of a very slippery slope. I can see cases of Internet censorship shooting up massively after this landmark case.

    BBC News - Rod Liddle's Spectator blog first to be censured by PCC
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    The Press Complaints Commission has successfully censured a blog in the UK! Apparently they've declared that web publications are the same as print publications, and therefore subject to the same regulations.

    I may not agree with Rod Liddle's statement about crime, but I believe he has the right to say whatever he pleases on the net. It is a public domain and does not belong to any one entity to control as they please.

    This is the top of a very slippery slope. I can see cases of Internet censorship shooting up massively after this landmark case.

    BBC News - Rod Liddle's Spectator blog first to be censured by PCC
    I couldn't believe it when I read that.

    And now for further shocking restrictions on freedom of speech:

    Labour pledges to repeal free speech defence for homophobia law - Telegraph

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