Monday, July 19, 2010

New World Order?



First they came for the streaming of infinging video material...

US Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs

And still we have no new information regarding the abrupt closure of 73,000 blogs...

Mystery Shrouds Closures Of Blog, Forum Platforms

What will they come for next?

12 comments:

Karen Howes said...

Well, this is strange... and disturbing.

Teresa said...

That is strange. Is this the continuation of the Obama anti-free speech campaign? These infringements on our 1st amendment rights must stop!

Jan said...

Is this a sign of things to come?

Chuck said...

I heard about this. Seems like there is more to the story than we are hearing. Were they really following copyright laws?

Don't get me wrong, I think Obama will squelch free speech in a heart beat but this smells a little to me.

Trestin said...

I would not be surprised if they shut down blogs for using copy write images.

birdwoman said...

I haven't heard a thing about this b4... weird. But if it was a free site, well, you get what you pay for.

I'm always telling teachers not to use the free grading programs - get a contract with a pay one, because then you have SOME recourse if they screw up...

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cube said...

Karen Howes: Yes. I think the most disturbing thing about it is the secrecy.

Teresa: BO shows no sign of letting up on that cause.

cube said...

Jan: I hope not, but 73,000+ blogs went poof and one barely hears a thing about it. This sounds like something out of Communist China.

Chuck: Good point. One of the problems about how this was handled is the secrecy. No one knows what happened and everyone who does know has been gagged.
What is up with that?

cube said...

Trestin: I wouldn't be surprised either, but suppose Blogger had a few blogs that violated copyright laws. Should all of the blogs on Blogger be shut down as a result? And in total secrecy and with no recourse? This just stinks on ice to me.

cube said...

Birdwoman: I'm on Blogger and it's free. It makes me wonder why someone hasn't come up with a service to publish a blog into book form.

BTW what is a grading program? I thought teachers graded their own papers.

Always On Watch said...

What will they come for next?

Anyone who opposes the present administration?

cube said...

AlwaysOnWatch: I hear ya! I'm not comforted that this administration is all that concerned about the rule of law.