Further obstacles

Phrases that I’m quite wary of, especially when uttered by governmental types:

There are no technological obstacles, only legal ones.

Oh dear. So what you’re saying is that it’s only the law that’s stopping you from stomping all over freedom of expression, not the technology.

Well done, that law, sez I.

Of course, there are also moral obstacles (yes, I know, morals and the EU don’t mix too well). And technological ones, when you take into account proxies, mirrors, etc, etc. So there’s no hope of this actually working, unless you believe that viewing child porn online stopped happening when BT started blocking the sites…

And even then, it would still be wrong, but again, this is the EU we’re talking about. Right and Wrong don’t seem to feature in any of their decisions.

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