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Re: NYT on Thing.net (fwd)

  • From: Måns Nilsson
  • Date: Sun Jan 19 07:22:08 2003

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- --On Tuesday, January 14, 2003 13:00:38 +0100 Mikael Abrahamsson
<swmike@swm.pp.se> wrote:

> I had great respect for Axelsson before this incident, after seeing his 
> behaviour more up close I nowadays loathe him for his methods.
> 
> Let's put it this way:
> 
> Nobody is an angel in this mess, definately not Axelsson.

I agree. What Björn Fries did (using public resources) was sort of going
over the line. What the ISP's did (or did not) does smell somewhat. And the
most kind thing one can say about Axelsson is that his "free speech"
content has a heavy list towards "sensational" topics, such as:

* porn
* illegal drugs
* illegal manufacture of alcohol
* publicising intimate details about criminals and famous people.
* lock-picking

to name but a few. A tabloid newspaper of the worst kind would be wary of
printing this, even if it is in the general direction of their vulture
habits. Today this is the content of the spam we all try to discard asap...

And I am very well aware of the fact that "free speech" is in theory
something binary -- you either have it or not. If we want to have free
speech we'll have to tolerate this kind of content. Somewhere. 

So, last post on this. 
- -- 
Måns Nilsson            Systems Specialist
+46 70 681 7204         KTHNOC  MN1334-RIPE

We're sysadmins. To us, data is a protocol-overhead.
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