Nominet Plans to Let Police Control UK Internet

Nominet – the quasi-private entity which controls the .uk part of the internet – plans to allow the police to take down any website without recourse to the Courts. This is at the request of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Democratic open societies don’t let the police decide what is right and wrong. Guido long ago decided not to host his site in the UK, to put all the assets in different jurisdictions – the URL is in one jurisdiction, the hosting in a second jurisdiction, the publishing company in a third and the back-up site in a fourth jurisdiction. Guido himself is domiciled in a fifth jurisdiction. A lawyer’s cross jurisdictional nightmare which has so far successfully thwarted all-comers.

What the take down of FitWatch and the success of WikiLeaks demonstrate is that you can’t trust governments to permit freedom of speech when it embarrasses them. Guido advises all UK bloggers to host themselves outside these shores…

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