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  •  YOU would... (0+ / 0-)

    But the question isn't about you. It is, rather, about what the public will do. Even the most restrictive blocking can be defeated by a very clever person, but most people are significantly less clever than that.

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    by Shapeshifter on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 12:49:57 PM PDT

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    •  things become easier (0+ / 0-)

      Back in the day (pre-Napster) we used to trade mp3's via FTP. The first time I played a game on the internet I had to get TCP/IP working in Dos. Now someone barely computer literate can do either of these things easily. The same will be true of circumventing blocking if it becomes widespread. Freenet is already fairly easy to install, or at least it was last time I played around with it.

      "The power to dominate rests on the differential possession of knowledge" -Foucault

      by Jett on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 01:00:17 PM PDT

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      •  True, but... (0+ / 0-)

        On the other hand, that's with the weight of established computer organizations behind it. We would be, of course, barred form doing this stuff.

        (Of course, that wouldn't stop us from importing GNU equivalents from Sweden, or wherever. But yeah.)

        The Shapeshifter's Blog -- Politics, Philosophy, and Madness!

        by Shapeshifter on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 02:06:04 PM PDT

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