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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/wo...nted=1&_r=3&hp

    But American officials are particularly resistant to agreements that would allow governments to censor the Internet, saying they would provide cover for totalitarian regimes. These officials also worry that a treaty would be ineffective because it can be almost impossible to determine if an Internet attack originated from a government, a hacker loyal to that government, or a rogue acting independently.

    The unique challenge of cyberspace is that governments can carry out deceptive attacks to which they cannot be linked, said Herbert Lin, director of a study by the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit organization, on the development of cyberweapons.
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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    Re: Cyberspace treaty

    You can't censor the internet its too big. "Anonymous" would flip out. (Australia tried to do this.)
    yes.

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      Re: Cyberspace treaty

      You can censor the Internet as well as you can carry out a War on Drugs. Yeah, the drugs leak through, but everyone's life is made miserable by the government attempts to suppress them, all in the name of Temperance activists.

      We already have some Internet censorship, notably of child porn and gambling. So scaling that up to other content isn't that big a leap. Centralization of the infrastructure (routers, cables) makes the system yet more vulnerable. Governments can require that owners of that infrastructure provide them free access to monitor and control it. That's how Iran clamps down Internet traffic at its borders.

      What we really need is some routers in space owned by lots of different disagreeing governments, so that no one government (including the US) can shut off our access. That means that content you disapprove of will still get through. That's the whole meaning of freedom and the First Amendment. It's not about the stuff you agree with. It's about the stuff you hate.
      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

      snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

      Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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