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Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Nicholls on blogs & gag law
Apropos of my post yesterday on blogs and the gag law in which I expressed concern that Elections Canada might try to apply the gag law to bloggers, NCC vice president Gerry Nicholls says (at his new blog) this: "Of course, if the Internet does become an effective tool, watch for politicians to quickly move to regulate and control it too." To reiterate: the law may technically not provide for such regulation but that doesn't mean the government won't try. And if they can't, expect them to try to change the law. Remember we no longer have rule of law but the rule of the Libranos. Anything that challenges that rule must be crushed.
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Wont work. Remember the gag on Gomery. Places like Captains Quarters would take up the slack.
Posted by: Perkunas | 2005-10-20 9:46:09 AM
Whether you can shut down bloggers is beside the point. The real issue is whether the government will try and what form the harassment of bloggers will then take.
Posted by: Paul Tuns | 2005-10-20 11:15:20 AM
Right you are Paul - the internet needs to prepare for a fight. Andrew Coyne was the first to fall - intimidation and economic ruin are some of the 'tools' in the Liberano box, tools they do not hesitate to use.
Posted by: jema54j | 2005-10-20 5:03:04 PM
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