So I thought it was worth drawing attention again to a study on internet blocking which I'd blogged previously, which was published in October 2009 - "Internet Blocking: Balancing Cybercrime Responses in Democratic Societies" (PDF, 222 pgs) which concludes that attempts to block web content often backfire:
“Technically, it is difficult. Legally, it is problematic. Above all, it represents a real threat to the free transfer of information and conflicts with basic democratic principles.”
For a summary, see the 16 October 2009 press release on the research paper.
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