Sunday, April 01, 2007

A victory for free speech on the internet

The slippery slope of content classification has been avoided for the next few years, at least. It's not just free speech which has won here, young people with strict parents who would otherwise deny them access to information categorised into the XXX domain by well-meaning "think of the family" and "abstinence only" conservative politicians - information like sexual health and pregnancy.

The comments by the CEO of ICM Registry are shameful. The reason a registry supports extra domain names is blindingly obvious it is a wonder they even bother to hide it - they want to flog hundreds of domains to companies forced to buy alternatives to stop impersonation, and not for any sense of duty towards allegedly protecting children.

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