Internet Filtering Lobby ?

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Fri Sep 26 10:42:19 CDT 2008


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 10:04:59AM -0400, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> Does anyone know what this group is really about and how it might  
> actually impact real networks ?

I think Mike Masnick (over at TechDirt) has this nailed:

	http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080925/0216422370.shtml

Quoting in part:

	To begin with, the group appears to be positioning "piracy"
	as something similar to "viruses" or "spam," suggesting an
	equivalency that should lead to widespread use of filtering
	equipment. Of course, they seem to be missing the fact that
	piracy isn't about others with nefarious intent trying to harm
	or scam you -- but about people getting content that they
	want. But in Mike McCurry's "up is down, down is up" world,
	piracy is apparently something that consumers themselves need
	to be protected from:

---Rsk




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