Amnesty for bloggers

I can write whatever the hell I like. But in other parts of the world people are being locked up because of what they say on the internet. Today, Amnesty is launching a campaign to do something about it.

But the guilty aren't just the usual suspects - China and Iran. Amnesty claims that online giants Microsoft and Yahoo! are also implicated in releasing information about web users to repressive regimes.

The whole attraction of the internet is that it's largely unregulated. Multinational corporations should be mindful of this when they're asked to restrict people's liberties in countries which aren't as free as our own.

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posted by Blamerbell @ 7:38 pm,


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