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      Open Minded Cynic Innercynic's Avatar
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      Answer my questionnaire about Internet Censorship (please? ^^)

      Hey guys, I have to do a survey regarding internet censorship for a course I am doing, and figured since everyone here is so cool. , that it might be a good place to try.

      QUESTIONNAIRE

      1. Are you For/Against/Don't Care internet censorship?

      2. Why?

      3. What does "internet censorship" mean to you?

      4. Reasons for internet censorship?

      5. Reasons against internet censorship?

      6. Are you aware that Youtube has been caught modifying video view counts to decide what material shows up under "most viewed" videos?

      7. A/S/L? (Don't have to answer this one, but helps when i'm analysing results).

      8. What forms of internet censorship are you aware of?

      9. Has internet censorship had an effect on your life?

      10. Feel free to leave any other comments regarding internet censorship that you think of...

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      What is the context of this? Like censorship for minors, or something less specific?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
      What is the context of this? Like censorship for minors, or something less specific?
      Quote Originally Posted by OP
      3. What does "internet censorship" mean to you?
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      1. Are you For/Against/Don't Care internet censorship? Against

      2. Why? It perpetuates ignorance while allowing those who are doing the censoring to know. I don't believe anyone has the right to do this except in extreme cases where national security is on the line.

      3. What does "internet censorship" mean to you? The blockage of websites from being accessed.

      4. Reasons for internet censorship? National security (i.e. someone slips out military tactics that could be intercepted by the enemy).

      5. Reasons against internet censorship? A step towards totalitarianism, is no less harmful than the censoring of books.

      6. Are you aware that Youtube has been caught modifying video view counts to decide what material shows up under "most viewed" videos? Rarely use Youtube, so can't say that I was aware.

      7. A/S/L? 20/M/KY

      8. What forms of internet censorship are you aware of?I heard something along the lines of the US blocking out foreign websites.

      9. Has internet censorship had an effect on your life? I'm sure it has in ways I'm unaware, but obviously this isn't a big deal to me.

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      Last edited by GestaltAlteration; 03-24-2009 at 04:34 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Marvo View Post
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      Then the poll is pointless, if it's not explained with any context.

      That's like me starting with a poll; do you believe in killing? There's more than one context for this, killing animals for food, abortion, war etc...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Innercynic View Post
      1. Are you For/Against/Don't Care internet censorship?
      Oh, very much against

      But true censorship cannot be achieved on the internet, in any case
      If you would like a short run-down of why this is, let me know

      Quote Originally Posted by Innercynic View Post
      2. Why?
      Well, apart from the fact it can't be done...

      Government censorship is a slippery slope
      I view it as a basic right of human freedom to use communications channels unimpeded

      The ability to allow or disallow certain communications over an entire nation is an extremely powerful thing, and no sane person would give that kind of power away

      You can call anybody you like on a telephone
      Would you be prepared to let someone allow or disallow a phone call based on arbitrary reasons?

      Who polices the censors?

      Protection of children should lie with the parents (through education, not flawed attempts at restriction - your children are technologically smarter than the average parent.... try it, and you'll fail)

      Quote Originally Posted by Innercynic View Post
      3. What does "internet censorship" mean to you?
      Restriction on communications via the Internet based on arbitrary reasons and perceived fears

      Quote Originally Posted by Innercynic View Post
      4. Reasons for internet censorship?
      Control

      Just look at what the Chinese are doing with the Great Firewall of China
      or the various website "blacklists" that certain governments impose

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      5. Reasons against internet censorship?
      See #2
      It's pointless, there's always ways around any imposed restrictions
      and the people most likely to be censored are the very people with the knowledge and expertise at hand to defeat any such restrictions
      (See the Pirate Bay, Wiki Leaks, various political bloggers, etc.)

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      6. Are you aware that Youtube has been caught modifying video view counts to decide what material shows up under "most viewed" videos?
      Not censorship
      They own and operate the site
      they are fully entitled to do whatever they want with their site

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      7. A/S/L? (Don't have to answer this one, but helps when i'm analysing results).
      27
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      Essex, England

      Quote Originally Posted by Innercynic View Post
      8. What forms of internet censorship are you aware of?
      All of them

      Quote Originally Posted by Innercynic View Post
      9. Has internet censorship had an effect on your life?
      No

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      10. Feel free to leave any other comments regarding internet censorship that you think of...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
      Then the poll is pointless, if it's not explained with any context.

      That's like me starting with a poll; do you believe in killing? There's more than one context for this, killing animals for food, abortion, war etc...
      Yeah, that's why threads like these are retarded.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Marvo View Post
      Yeah, that's why threads like these are retarded.
      Almost as retarded as my attempts to quote you?

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      I'm against all forms of censorship unless the act of allowing the content to be available directly harms someone else.

      Not like "OMG THAT GUY SAID NIGGER AND IT HURT MY FEELINGS"

      But along the lines of pedophilia and CP and posting things like leaked military plans that could end up getting soldiers killed.

      Anything else should be inherently available.

      Just because things are morally gray(adult porn, Anarchist's Cookbook, how to grow pot or synthesize LSD or make methamphetamine... etc.) doesn't mean any one person or group should have the right to keep people from seeing it.

      Also I'm 19 and from Buffalo, NY USA and I am working on getting my college degree with a dual major in Film Studies and Psychology with a dual minor in Ethics and Law.
      Last edited by Bearsy; 03-25-2009 at 06:45 AM.

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      Hey guys.

      For those that answered the questionnaire, thank you muchly!

      Sorry for not being specific, you guys did the job nicely anyway.

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