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Rumours of state censorship in Germany may turn out to have been just a little exaggerated. However, plans for putting their child abuse blocklist on a legal footing may yet have far-reaching consequences for internet users in that country. Earlier this week, we were hearing reports that wikileaks.de – the German offshoot of …

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more CIA then FBI

from the bnd.de website: foreign intelligence ....

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The Law

Nothing, as far as I'm aware of, that the Nazi's did was against the law.

That isn't German bashing, it's more appropriate for the UK at the moment in fact.

The point is that when Criminals are making the Laws the Laws become Criminal.

Law != Justice

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"Rumours of state censorship in Germany may turn out to have been just a little exaggerated."

This from the place that apparently required the Carmageddon developers to change the pedestrians to little floating garbage cans...

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Won't someone think of die Kinder...!

"The rights of children carry more weight than unhindered mass communication."

Excuse me? Is she saying that the rights of children are more important than the right of everyone else to enjoy freedom of expression? Or that these two rights are somehow mutually exclusive? Or just that she's another clueless politician?

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um.. not really

Not so sure about your claim of bureaucratic bungling. Reppe noticed that the address information in the registry for bnd.de was invalid and (for whatever reason) attempted to have the domain invalidated and also to take control of it. The rules of managing domains make this completely above board. BND didn't take kindly to having their domain gazumped and heavied the registrar, who decided to payback Reppe by kicking his domains off their registry. So yeah, Germany is a hard-line censor and they play dirty as fuck.

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What utter bs!!!

"The rights of children carry more weight than unhindered mass communication."

And so, banning child porn will magically stop the sexual abuse of children..? NOT!!!

When are these dumbtards going to wake up to the fact that child porn is a friggen SYMPTOM and NOT the DISEASE? And that is has absolutely blue-all to do with freedom of speech aka "unhindered mass communication".

Again we have politicians that spout off, and undoubtedly feel good about themselves and their self-righteousness. But seldom will they step up and actually face the real problem and tackle that - for me, for you, for our kids. What effen ball-less idiots...

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Teutonic ftw

Lol I worked in Germany for over two years and never heard the term teutonic until I started reading the reg. Such an old school name from crusades and the middle ages. This article is too serious though we need more articles about Teutonic gentlemen stapling themselves to the roof on accident. Nothing makes me laugh like thinking of a very formal very serious people having that all too human moment of being a dumbass. All humans are dumbasses for at least five minutes a day after all.

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BND

The BND is more comparable to the US-american NSA though.

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