Spanish Singer Called Censorship Opponents Dictators and TerroristsAdded: Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
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While people with such direct opinions are quite rare in the industry, one of the supporters of restricting copyright legislation, named Alejandro Sanz, should perhaps win an award for the most honest opinion. Whatever his point of view is, it is a great indicator of what’s going on with the debate over Spanish Internet censorship bill. One of the assumptions is that the defeat of the Sinde Law has only caused the infuriation of foreign interests, along with interests of people siding with them.
The Spanish web censorship legislation, which would allow the government to block any site they think to contain illegal content, was recently defeated in a government vote. It happened shortly after Wikileaks published a cable proving that such bills were brought forth due to foreign interference, in particular that of the United States. Despite the fact that the legislation has been defeated, the minister responsible for the bill expressed an intention to pass it anyway.
Unsurprisingly, the supporters of Internet censorship were furious about its defeat. One of them, a singer Alejandro Sanz, even took his comments far enough by comparing the bill’s opponents to the Taliban and dictators, while calling politicians voting against the bill cowards. Actually, it seems like some supporters of the Sinde law are really enjoying their ellipses: in fact, people who chose to dislike the idea of the govt pointing at what is or isn’t right for you are the very people Sanz calls “the dictators”. Seriously, going so far as to say that the Talibans are against Internet filtering is undoubtedly extreme to say the least. Well, the industry can only hope that Alejandro is not really a representative of the businesses’ opinion.
By the way, a group he targeted in particular in his statement, the Association of Internet Users, has already issued a response, saying that they keep facing a campaign contemptible about Lords of Industry to people who needed neither a speaker, nor a forum, or a television for personal insult and distribute their works outside the free market. In short words, the digital community of Spain is not sure what will happen to the debate of Internet censorship, but it still understands that tempers are really flaring over it.
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