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Old 2nd December 2011
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the big difference between here and China is that presumably under such a system the sites themselves are blocked and become illegal, individual acts of piracy are still illegal, but an individual using a proxy to bypass the blocks probably wouldn't be illegal. so it would only be a half-assed sort of censorship the point of which would be to make it inconvenient for the majority of americans to access certain information. if the government blocked say wikileaks, people who were truly interested could still access the site without risk of landing in jail.