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Censorship

Submission + - Livejournal extends censorship to linked content (livejournal.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Many of you might remember the previous story about Livejournal erroneously deleting hundreds of users as suspected paedophiles, spurred on by pressure from right-wing group Warriors for innocence. Since then, they've been taking action against users hosting material on their servers that they believe to be illegal. Today, Livejournal management have demonstrated a serious lack of understanding in how the internet works, declaring that users are responsible for the content of the webpages that they link to in their blog entries. A user points out the obvious flaw; "I get ToS'd because the link's been redirected to a page full o' porn, even though context clearly shows that when I originally put up the link that it didn't actually land on a page of porn?". One wonders how such a long-established blogging company be so ignorant about the nature of the world wide web?

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