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Internet censorship in germany

June 21, 2009

Germany is on the verge of censoring its Internet: The government – a grand coalition between the German social democrats and conservative party – seems united in its decision: On Thursday the parliament is to vote on the erection of an internet censorship architecture.

The Minister for Family Affairs Ursula von der Leyen kicked off and lead the discussions within the German Federal Government to block Internet sites in order to fight child pornography. The general idea is to build a censorship architecture enabling the government to block content containing child pornography. The Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) is to administer the lists of sites to be blocked and the internet providers obliged to erect the secret censorship architecture for the government.

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Netzpolitik.org: The Dawning of Internet Censorship in Germany

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EDIT: Here is the ePetition System of the german government: Internet – Keine Indizierung und Sperrung von Internetseiten

Isn’t it funny that they use SMF 1.1.9 to build an e-Petition system? Maybe someone should have a closer look at it… 😉

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