eldavojohn writes: "A Chinese lawyer is suing his ISP, Sohu, for restricting his blog entries. The ISP sees it as a preventative measure to protect the blogger from the government. But he's not looking for protection, from the article, 'All the controls reinforce a climate of fear and obedience that keep most Internet users in line, experts said. But if self-censorship fails, "Sohu will protect you from yourself," said Rebecca MacKinnon, a new media expert at Hong Kong University. Liu, the Beijing lawyer, did not want to be protected. He has tried to sue Sohu for breach of contract for blocking nine of his blog entries. Yang Bei, a Sohu spokeswoman in Beijing, said the company had no comment on the case. Liu insists the postings conformed with Sohu's user guidelines as well as Chinese law. He said that identical material posted to his Sina blog was not blocked. He is not asking for compensation, only to have his entries restored.' Scary stuff."