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ONLINE ONLY: Richard Stallman - No censorship is good censorship

  • Subject: ONLINE ONLY: Richard Stallman - No censorship is good censorship
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:30:43 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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ONLINE ONLY: Richard Stallman - No censorship is good censorship

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| DR: So is child pornography not a good enough reason to censor the Internet?
| 
| RS: Certainly not, certainly not a good enough reason. There are videos Iâve 
| seen that shocked and disgusted me, but I donât want to censor them. I do not 
| advocate censorship just because I or you find them disgusting.
| 
| Some people say they want censorship of child pornography because making those 
| movies was a crime. Well that may be so, but not always because sometimes when 
| they say âchildâ theyâre talking about people aged 16 and 17, who in parts of 
| the US can legally get married.
| 
| But forget that lie for a moment. Consider for instance the collateral murder 
| video that also depicts a crime and it was made by the vehicle in association 
| with the people who were carrying out. Should that be censored around the 
| world? I think that when businesses make child pornography and when it 
| involves real sexual abuse of real children, then theyâre carrying out a crime 
| and anyone participating in the business of distributing that film is involved 
| in it. So thereâs a reason other than censorship to prosecute any of them.
| 
| But those who simply redistribute [child pornography] are in the same position 
| of people who redistribute the collateral murder video. Theyâre not 
| participating in the crime and there are a lot of films that depict murders 
| except nobody really got killed. And there are a lot of films that depict the 
| harm of animals except none really got harmed so if somebody was really 
| torturing an animal, we would stop it. But depicting that without actually 
| doing it we consider okayâbut thereâs no need to censor depictions of that.
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http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/361173/online_only_richard_stallman_-_no_censorship_good_censorship/

But trolls gonna troll (and defame)
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