26 April 2009

Stopkinderporno.com blocked

Because kinderporno.com published information that is a violation of privacy regulations, the Belgian department of justice ordered the site to be blocked by Belgian providers.
Internet had the promise of guaranteeing free speech.
Governments that do not allow free speech (China, Iran...) selectively block access to internet sites abroad.
A site is blocked now for a reason on which a majority agrees (74% on an objective site like destandaard.be).
But this is a dangerous precedent for blocking free speech whenever the law(yers) feel like it.
They should fight the sites themselves with legal means, instead of breaking internet communication. Even if that battle is hard.