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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Closure of 73,000 Blogs Discussed on Aussie Radio Show

Closure of 73,000 Blogs Discussed on Aussie Radio Show

Closure of 73,000 Blogs Discussed on Aussie Radio Show

Added: Friday, August 6th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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Of course, it couldn’t remain unnoticed that 73,000 blogs got shut down. The news were everywhere, making international headlines, and recently Australia’s radio show “The Fourth Estate” introduced an interview with Drew Wilson on this issue.


The host of the show approached Wilson to discuss the situation after the reason of closing blogs was confirmed by Burst.net, which said it was terrorist related activity. During 17 minutes appearance he expressed his opinion on the question why the closure of 73,000 individual blogs had such a significant impact all over the globe.

The main issue he highlighted was that because it had happened in the US, there were already some implications when it came to hampering free speech, as it’s a highly valued freedom in the country. In addition, when combined with censorship online, it made a storm of controversy, as free speech is the very core basic freedom making the Internet tick.

Drew Wilson was also asked if this story could set a kind of precedent for the future of the digital world and he argued that it really hadn’t been given that Burst.net was the one pulling the plug on the operations of Blogetery. If it was the FBI that ordered the closure of the website in the first place, it could set a precedent, but it was more an administrative thing than anything else.

It doesn’t mean that Burst.net had been incompetent in any way. Imagine yourself a website admin or a host in the United States, facing the FBI saying that somebody or something under your watch seems to be fueling terrorist activities. What would you do in such stressful situation hearing your government knocking on the door?

On the other hand, it doesn’t justify the threat of censorship online, if you recall the recent news from Italy there the local government is clamping down on bloggers and journalists. And that one does have a chance to set a very bad precedent.

However, the rest of the hosting services and other discussion forums in the country should think over this case and decide what they would do if this happens to them. The incident should be edificatory in some way, and the companies are recommended to take the decisions in its light. Of course, it’s great to consider yourself an advocate of free speech, but it’s worth keeping in mind that the US entities have to operate within the frames of US laws.

August 6th, 2010

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Date:  Friday, August 6th, 2010

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-08-06 17:34:03)
lostkey avatarThe old false flag terror card is being played all over the globe to take our liberties away. They meaning the N.W.O
has already laid the groundwork in the States for this to happen with Liebermans “kill switch” bill.

posted by Blocked (2010-08-06 21:06:01)
2die4 avatarits all coming up take the money out the banks and by silver and gold

posted by Blocked (2010-08-07 02:08:47)
menahunie avatarYour having the hosting service pulling the plug on the blogs; read the article.
Allot of people either ignore one fact...
The Feds are bound by the USA Constitution NOT CORPORATIONS..
As far as I know Blogetery was not breaking any USA Laws when it pulled the plug.
You get claimed "terroristic" activity; you watch it; you back trace it - YOU DON'T shut down the blog; they only go else where and then you have to find them all over again..

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSun (2010-08-07 04:39:00)

posted by (2010-08-07 09:09:55)
uax4it avatarIts about all we have left freedom of religion freedom of speech! They got me when they put a prise on bottle water . pretty much told me i bath my baby in poison.Support the N.R.A Dont Tred On Me. Seems as the Gettysburg address is biting us in the Ass.They just sh!t on World Trade 911 nothing surprises me anymore .

posted by (2010-08-07 10:54:51)
Bustakap avatarI wonder what kind of 'terrorist activity' was even going down, if any.

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSun (2010-08-07 13:58:03)
texasguy avatarnothing was going down only thing people r waking up to what the goverment is doing starting to talking about getting ready to take action against it and they want it to stop so what better way to stop it then shut down a blog theres alot of distance between people but wih the net it brings them closer

posted by (2010-08-07 16:07:23)
Octopus3d avatarI see alot of posts about how stupíd the President of the U.S. of A. is, but although I am indeed enraged as to the path so many citizens of this world are being led, I strongly urge you to remember, or dig a little deeper and discover that since F.D.R., all a President is, is a face, a puppet. Even if his intentions were honorable, he is just a cogg in a rare machine that can continue functioning without that cogg.

@Texas Guy: I agree completely! The powers that be, have learned that a little at a time is all they need. One step closer, one step at a time. If "they" can keep hacking away at civil liberties piece by piece, then the majority of sheep will follow and those of us that truly value our freedoms and fight for them will become the minority.

Keep your eyes open young people. "You got to fight... For your right... to..."


posted by Turtle (2010-08-07 20:14:31)
D4T4 avatarHow often do we hear about the USA fighting for freedom, and Human Rights? What I want to know is where is my freedom and my human rights? I want to be able to decide what is suitable for me to read, watch and listen to, and not some censor in another country. The terror ticket is a very necessary evil but it is being abused the world over because it gives the authorities carte blanch to trample over civil rights worldwide.

posted by Blocked (2010-08-09 02:12:15)
menahunie avatarAppears allot of you miss the point as to what is really going on?
It in most cases isn't the government - they are the puppets of large corporations that are the real powers.
That NAFTA - it was the corporations that pushed for it and enough money in the pockets of the crooked politicians - got what they wanted.
Allot of jobs went overseas; INCLUDING one's in europe to "third" world countries where the workers are paid about $1.00 a day if that m,uch. Then items shipped to USA and others to buy. Thing is a consumer economy that only consumes WILL NOT WORK. That is like you using a credit card buying things and having no job to pay it back at 30 percent interest.
You want a NWO you first attack the education systems of a country; then the economy to bring it down..
While everyone is blaming the USA for every woe in the world; these people are just laughing at you and I at our stupidity..
The bottom line to all of this is CONTROL PERIOD.

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