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Internet Censorship in the US? Or Just Law Enforcement?

May 03, 2009, 07:02 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Lane)

"I first started paying attention to this after an episode of Search Engine (Podcast #10, The Great Firewall of Australia). I have blogged about this issue in the United Kingdom and have been following what I thought was a ludicrous attempt by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to seize the domain names of those companies related to on-line gambling. That was until earlier this week.

"Two things caught my attention. First was a resurgence of an earlier proposal in the UK to collect all emails, very reminiscent of the FBI’s Carnivore program. But what really got my attention was a series of letters from the State of Minnesota to ISPs, directing them under law to block access to these sites by customers located within Minnesota. These sites are systems to be used for the transmission of gambling information..."

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