The New Order: When reading is a crime

May 30, 2008

Download a book – get arrested. Be afraid, be very afraid. Andrew has crafted yet another fine piece which is sufficient without me rehashing everything – and anyway I should be working… so if you are interested look here ;

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/30/notts_al_qaeda_manual_case/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/30/student_arrested_downloading_book/comments/#c_233869

This type of legislation was introduced to try to deter people from downloading anarchist cookbook type material (still dumb but never mind, that’s another issue) but it is, as with most other seemingly innocuous legislation merely the step off to a steep and slippery slope.

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