Italy orders ISPs to block sites

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at
Tue Mar 7 16:13:08 UTC 2006

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:13:21AM +0100, tom wrote:
> Hi Folks across the ocean..
> I understand, that from an American point of view this kind of restriction
> looks strange and is against your act of freedom, however here in Europe
> gambling is a state controlled business that supports the state economy and
> in most European countries gambling outside state controlled casinos is
> simply illegal and forbidden by law.

Much like in the USA.

> So I doubt, that the European Court would really rule agaist this....

Who knows what a court will do?

> Each country has specific laws, that othewr nations do not not understand
> and we all should accept that.
> Imagine, if kids in the US would be able to order Cannabis from Online-shops
> in the Netherlands (as it is leaglized there)through mail order? Would you
> or your legislation agree to that?

Many would.  You may have heard of an organisation named NORML?  The
state of Californa [or perhaps the alternate world of ...] has several
times almost made it actually legal in some cases.

Joe Yao
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