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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We are laughing at you Italy

Italy made a joke of the court system today. (article) It also wreaks of corruption, given Google is in a copy right dispute with the Italian Prime Minister. (Who is far from a 'clean' character.)

Whatever happened to following the rules, and making a decision without prejudice.

The court clearly does not understand how the Internet operates. The Internet is predicated on user generated content, in order to have a free and open exchange. TV and Newspapers are not, they generate their own material, and screen all their material prior to broadcast or publication.

Internet hosting companies can not be governed by the same rules as TV and newspaper institutions.

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