Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Internet Censorship

This quote, from the United Arab Emirates Minister of Information and Culture, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zaid al-Nahayan, on the subject of the sole ISP in his country blocking certain internet addresses is encouraging:
Knowledge is the right of the citizen before it is the right of the government to prevent the citizen from the means of acquiring knowledge.
I hope that it's a sentiment that will be shared in other places where people are considering limiting access to ideas online everywhere. (via the excellent BNA Internet Law News)