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Word Oppressed!

I have an article to present today but decided against posting it to protest against the legislation proposed to curb freedom of speech on the Internet – USA and other countries wish to curb freedom of expression.

Knowledge has to be freely accessible and everyone has the right to be heard.

Information piracy has to be stopped, however citizens should be permitted to express their thoughts without fear and inhibition.

Countries need to protect their citizens from people with evil intent and have the right to ensure that their strategic interests are not breached by dangerous elements in the society – I think they already have a lot of safeguards in place and more are on the way. But beyond that there is no need to stamp down on the rights of citizens. Freedom of speech cannot be taken away by lawmakers. It will kill the Internet as we know it.

Once the safeguards are in place what is there to be afraid off? It only means that people in Government and powerful lobbies want to protect their personal interests. Which is unfair and not tenable?

I wish to keep the Internet outside Government control … or I would rather not be in it!

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  1. Raaj Aravind
    January 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I agree Jayan… but Governments the world over seems to be headed in that general direction!

    • JayadevM
      January 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Raaj, that will be end of the Internet as we know it. The regulations proposed seem unilateral and draconian. We need to protest in the strongest terms to ensure a fair regime.

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