On 22/02/2008, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Censorship is the suppression or deletion of material,
which may be
considered objectionable, harmful or sensitive
How exactly would you suggest one do this without placing barriers
between people and information?
You couldn't. But conversely, merely putting barriers between people
and information doesn't make it censorship. It's when you make the
information largely or completely *inaccessible* by normal means that
it becomes censorship (and even that's probably not sufficient
condition, but it is a necessary one).
To take a trivial example, if I wrap a book up to send it through the
post, that's putting barriers between people and information, but it's
If I move information into a different article but leave a link to it
in the original article, then that's also not censorship. We do that
kind of thing *all* the time. It's putting a barrier between the
information and people, but it's absolutely *not* censorship.
We live in an imperfectly imperfect world. If we lived in a perfectly
imperfect world things would be a lot better.