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more on Gingrich: Censor the Internet because it is a terrorist tool
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:57:40 -0500



Begin forwarded message:

From: Lauren Weinstein <lauren () vortex com>
Date: November 28, 2006 12:56:07 PM EST
To: dave () farber net
Cc: lauren () vortex com
Subject: Re: [IP] Gingrich: Censor the Internet because it is a terrorist tool


Dave,

Newt demonstrates more than his police-state leanings and disrespect
for the founding principles of this country with that statement.
He also predictably shows his utter lack of understanding of the
international nature of the Internet and its technical realities.

Trying to block any particular speech on the Internet only drives it
underground to widely distributed sites that become all the more
attractive for their "forbidden" nature.  Even in China, where
Internet censorship is standard operating procedure, persons who
want to evade the restrictions can generally find ways to do so.

Newt is utterly off base -- as usual.  Say goodnight, Newt.

--Lauren--
Lauren Weinstein
lauren () vortex com or lauren () pfir org
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800
http://www.pfir.org/lauren
Co-Founder, PFIR
   - People For Internet Responsibility - http://www.pfir.org
Co-Founder, IOIC
   - International Open Internet Coalition - http://www.ioic.net
Founder, CIFIP
   - California Initiative For Internet Privacy - http://www.cifip.org
Moderator, PRIVACY Forum - http://www.vortex.com
Member, ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
DayThink: http://daythink.vortex.com

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Begin forwarded message:

From: "Richard M. Smith" <rms () computerbytesman com>
Date: November 28, 2006 12:13:02 PM EST
To: EPIC_IDOF () mailman epic org
Subject: [EPIC_IDOF] Gungrich: Censor the Internet because it is a
terrorist tool

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=46347

Gingrich Says Government May Have To Limit Free Speech In Terror War

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used a New Hampshire event
dedicated to
freedom of speech to say the United States will have to re-examine that
constitutional right as it fights terrorism.

Speaking in Manchester Monday night, Gingrich said the country< may
need a
different set of rules to reduce terrorists' ability to use the
Internet and
free speech to recruit and get out their message.




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