Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe slams Internet censorship, copyright disconnection

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4 Responses to “Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe slams Internet censorship, copyright disconnection”

  1. Anonymous says:

    See what evil baseball has brought upon the world?!

  2. johngomm says:

    I think a “kill switch” is probably a bad idea, but an “isolation switch” might be a good thing to have. One that quarantines a nation from an outside unstoppable viral pandemic or concerted persistent attack on many major infrastructure nodes. This would allow the citizens to freely talk to each other and their government, but temporarily cut of internet communication to the rest of the world. Of course, this could be misused and people who are more knowledgeable might suggest a better way of accomplishing the same protective outcome, but it might be worth having.

    • owenblacker says:

      The first thing that springs to mind with an isolation switch would be disconnecting Egypt from the Internet whilst the government engages in pogroms and repression. Far too easy to abuse, pretty unlikely to be needed, I’d guess. Whilst I can see your point @johngomm, it feels like a movie plot threat, rather than a likely one.

  3. Gulliver says:

    When was the last time 3-strikes was a good meme outside of baseball? You’d think it would have a bad enough rep by now that politicians would avoid using it for anything. After all, if politicians are good at anything, it’s re-branding the same old BS.

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