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Sounds like they had a little help writing the report...
"As long as Google do not discriminate or monitor the messages they carry they got immunity"
Not any kind of law where I am.
You could try and argue that Google were an ISP and had no idea what was happening, but I'm sure any smart lawyer would argue that adsense was checking every posting to look for the best match to an advertiser.
Nope.. It's more like a company sets up a graffiti wall on a major road, gets companies to sponsor it to make money, then invites people to write whatever they want. The company then denies all knowledge of what the people write and refuses to check it at any time to ensure people aren't using it for illegal purposes.
Not saying it's right.. Just saying it's not as simple as you think.
Prior art.... Google.
Why you bothered replying is beyond me...
I read this far...
- China has the Great Firewall.
- The US has illegal wiretaps.
One involves selective monitoring by the government of people of "interest". The other involves denying information to the entire population of the country.
Now, if you'd compared the great firewall to the half-arsed australian Tin Fence, you might have some kind of point. Probably on the top of your head.
"Why isn't this done?"
Maybe Panama doesn't have an aircraft carrier? If you want to go with a flag of convenience, looks like you have to put up with a navy of convenience.
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