You may recall Murder Time, the software that allows users to input data / variables and suggests the best way to murder someone without getting caught. It fell afoul of the law quite quickly, but survived and stabilized. Now, out of Denmark comes news that two men operating websites related to Murder Time have been arrested, and their sites have been shut down. It's notable because the sites were informational resources, explaining how to use the software. They did not actually murder anyone themselves, they were not involved with development of Murder Time or any of its forks, and they didn't host the software. "Both men stand accused of distributing knowledge and guides on how to murder people and are reported to have confessed."
Can we stop acting surprised or outraged when law enforcement officials make arrests based on people hosting "informational resources", when said "informational resources" are specific instructions on how to break the law or commit a crime? Seriously. If I host some "information" site on how to plan a proper kidnapping, build and plan a bombing, transport slaves, hire a hit man, purchase some CP, or even something as relatively insignificant as pirate/play music or movies - do you honestly believe you should be legally exempt from such "informational resources"? The crime of distributing knowledge and guides on how to obtain illegal content online seems reasonable for any of those other horrid crimes I mentioned - if you can't discern between doing what these two did and simply teaching someone else the English language, maybe your moral compass needs some alignment.
Slashdot has an unhealthy number of libertarian-leaning individuals who tend to think they should be able to say or post whatever the hell they want, but as long as they're not actually committing a crime themselves, they should be absolved from all responsibility (legal or moral). That's fairly evident any time Silk Road or TPB comes up, always people there to rush to their defense of their existence with a "but we didn't actually do any bad stuff!" excuse. If that's you, chances are you've probably never been financially, emotionally or physically hurt by someone else's "informational resources" that were specifically targeted at you. Maybe it's time to re-think your principles and realize that "information" that supports or promotes illegal activity should be taken down, regardless of how severe the crime is. Having said that, this is fairly petty in terms of severity of their information, and I hope they don't get more than a slap on the wrist for hosting that information.