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Mike Masnick discusses in techdirt why the recent, Usenet-destroying “stand against child pornography” by ISPs is, in fact, no such thing.

Blocking access to some websites doesn’t solve the problem. Those who still produce and make use of child porn will still get it from other sources — but it will be more underground, making it more difficult for authorities to track down. Also, this sets an awful precedent in that the ISPs can point out that it’s ok for them to block “objectionable” content where they get to define what’s objectionable without any review. For those folks who support network neutrality, this is highly questionable, because it’s clearly going against the basic principles of network neutrality — but in a way no one will protest because they don’t want to be seen as siding with child pornographers.

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