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Re: Status code for censorship?

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:54:47 -0400
Message-Id: <EEBAB7F3-57A5-4B2F-9492-645E5F9F31A1@opera.com>
Cc: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
For me the main argument against its implementability is that:

Le 10 juin 2012 à 19:20, Mark Nottingham a écrit :
> However, it'd need to get deployed. Since the primary objective of such a status code seems to be to raise the visibility of censorship, thereby (presumably) causing some reaction against it, it seems unlikely that it'll happen in places where there's strong oversight of whoever is deploying it.

That said, I guess, and without malice, that Mark had in mind a state like China, Iran, etc. Censorship happens sometimes in other states through decision of laws and/or regulations. For example, a network in a corporate environment blocking certain sites through proxy (such as social networks). A library blocking some sites through proxy to other users. In these cases, the organization in charge of it might want to advertise it for reasons which seem perfectly legible to them.

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations, Opera Software
Received on Monday, 11 June 2012 10:55:27 UTC

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