Musicians are artists. Their work should not be copied and distributed without their consent on a mass scale. Why not, you ask. Because it constitutes as theft, unless declared otherwise by the artist or the music company. So what? This is significant because people who have done so in the past have been made examples by massive lawsuits. There is a gray area between right and wrong but I doubt anyone pirates music because they need it to maintain their physical body.
Thank you for sharing this link. The Internet is a new format and hence constitutes affiliation with the right to receive and impart information through any media. Yet, one has to wonder if the potential suspects behind this ban are fully aware of the severity of their actions.
These are human-rights activists concerned about a potential "Internet clampdown". Why isn't the Internet in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Surely a revision is needed to validate this path of logic, although to lose access to a wealth of information via the Internet is very painful, that I will admit.
This could be a separation from East and West, or it could be a switch to a local search engine by eliminating the competitition. There are various possibilities as to the motive, but the Internet is a service, not yet a right, and as such roadblocks like this will pop up.