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Chinese internet users will have less access to porn and pirated information until next year

The Chinese government has launched yet another attack against internet pornography, with officials expecting the anti-porn program to last until the end of May 2010.

To help lead the way, WAP site registration will have to undergo additional scrutiny, with each site's registration information verified before it goes live.  Furthermore, the government also will go beyond WAP sites, and will also target third-party payment companies, and others who are involved in providing online pornography to Chinese internet users.

"If they do not take up proper actions, they will be held for the breach of duty," according to a statement reported on by Chinese media.  "In those serious cases, the corporate representatives will be forced to apologize to the public and promise to correct their wrong-doings in public."

Some web hosts in Shanghai, Henan, Zhejiang and Jiangxi are now saying some customers are calling in to complain they can no longer access their own personal Web sites.  Furthermore, ISPs are no longer allowed to host personal websites -- only businesses and companies approved by the government -- can have individual Web sites.

The so-called great wall of China has kicked thousands of PC users off of the internet, with YouTube, twitter, Facebook and Flickr also reprimanded for various reasons.  YouTube came under fire in March after videos highlighting the situation in Tibet were promoted by Chinese users.

Along with a crackdown on internet porn, the government also is leading yet another attempt to limit piracy -- several Chinese websites known for hosting copyrighted music and movies were disconnected.



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RE: Just another reason...
By Kenenniah on 12/17/2009 6:06:21 PM , Rating: 1
It depends a little on the form of democracy. A "true" democracy would most likely end up with the majority voting for things benefiting themselves more than the minority. Eventually this would most likely include economic factors causing the majority to not be equal with the minority, and thus not being true communism.

In theory they aren't mutually exclusive however. In a perfect world with no human greed or corruption they could easily coexist. Unfortunately, in practice there are always those would take advantage by not contributing all they can and getting a free ride and/or voting for their individual benefit.

Maybe someday humans will evolve to a point where this is feasible, but until then even democracy needs to be limited.


RE: Just another reason...
By Lerianis on 12/18/2009 3:35:50 AM , Rating: 2
And that's why we have the Constitution in the United States and the Supreme Court... to guard against that thing with the majority voting for things that harm the minority.

Oh, and as to people who 'don't contribute all they can'... that is their choice, and there is nothing wrong with that, as long as they are adhering to our laws.

Same thing for voting for their 'individual benefit'.... that is why we have the Constitution in place, to stop that from happening.


RE: Just another reason...
By Kenenniah on 12/21/2009 12:23:50 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, that's why I was talking about theory and pure democracy and communism. This wasn't about the United States, but referring to of course the post I replied to.

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Oh, and as to people who 'don't contribute all they can'... that is their choice, and there is nothing wrong with that, as long as they are adhering to our laws.


Again, I was talking about theory and pure communism and pure democracy not mixing well unless eveyone was altrustic and all worked only toward the common good. Never once mentioned anything about wrongness or the United States.

And yes, I know very well why the founding fathers set up the US as a republic instead of a pure democracy.


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