We can speak ad nauseum about what would be better, but the thesis here is pragmatic. Oppressive governments don't care about what the enlightened world thinks about freedom of speech/expression.. But thankfully, we have annoying ads that force people in countries with free speech to develop the tools used in those without free speech.
Yeah, no. I'm atheistic and anti-religious, but still not completely ignorant of the world.
Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves. -- Lazarus Long