Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Frostbite on the Brain

The Criminalization of the Link
If you wanted to confirm the notion that elections are a waste of time, you could hardly do it more swiftly than the new Canadian Conservative majority government is with its omnibus crime bill. Clause Five criminalizes the "hyperlink" - that's to say, if you include a link to a site "where hate material is posted", you could go to jail for two years.
And people still live in Canada because...?

I'd venture to say that most people with a blog have linked to a site "where hate material is posted." It just depends on whose definition of hate you use. Canadians better go back through their years of links and clean them up. To be safe don't link to anyone, you could be one election away from a jail time.

Not that we in the United States are completely safe from this insanity. It's just a matter of time.

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