Friday, August 28, 2009

Norwegian Minister for Justice Tells ISPs to Censor Web

Via Wikileaks -

The file, a letter from the Norwegian Minister for Justice, Knut Storberget, asks all Norwegian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to create a nation wide censorship system on a "voluntary basis" or face the passage of laws compelling them to do so.

The letter was sent to internet providers in Norway.

It was leaked because this such a move should be debated in the Parliament rather than implemented without debate behind closed doors. It has been leaked because secret censorship lists are inherently unjust and undemocratic. And it has been leaked because other countries with secret blacklists such as Australia (mandatory, unimplemented), Thailand (mandatory, implemented), Finland (voluntary, implemented) and Denmark (voluntary, implemented) have been exposed including material on their lists that they promised not to.

See also Norwegian secret internet censorship blacklist, 3518 domains, 18 Mar 2009
fastest (Sweden), current site, slow (US), Finland, Netherlands, Poland, Tonga, Europe, SSL, Tor

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