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Do you think the internet should be controlled by:
The US
 0%  [ 0 ]
The UK
 0%  [ 0 ]
An independent watchdog
 30%  [ 4 ]
Some guy in his bedroom with a laptop
 69%  [ 9 ]
Total Votes : 13

47235.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:58 am Reply with quote

so, my wonderful QI Elves, what thinkest thou of censorship/control over the internet?

47259.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:07 am Reply with quote

How about the fifth option - nobody?

47270.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:42 am Reply with quote

i suggest Jo Brand

47287.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:56 pm Reply with quote

I'm with Jenny on this one I'm afraid.

47296.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:43 pm Reply with quote

is that Jenny should censor the internet or no-one?

Rory Gilmore
47297.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:52 pm Reply with quote

I'm happy with either of those, but for Jenny's sake no-one.

47298.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:02 pm Reply with quote

I think I'd rather not have the responsibility!

47299.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:03 pm Reply with quote

Well, we really DO need to define control here but...

Saying nobody abandons the internet to abuse by people who would or could

a. Seek to stop it from functioning for personal/political/financial reasons.

b. Use it to organise various sorts of crimes. That could be ANY crime remember, not just stuff which 'liberal minded people' wouldn't object to.

c. Actively seek to control cyberspace and make it their own by any and every means without obligation to other users.

I think it important that all political agendas worldwide be allowed to express their views on the internet so that we can read about them if we want to and use the information to make our own decisions. Governments have no shortage of ways in which to get their message across, including the internet of course (except that their sites are really dull; even if they are quite important), the options for other groups are more limited.

So I think 'Some guy in his bedroom with a laptop' is a good idea, provided of course that he thinks EXACTLY as I do.

47303.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:47 pm Reply with quote

I mean Jenny was right about her solution...I'm not calling Jenny a guy in his bedroom with a laptop.

BTW, "Random" has spread onto the News :p

47319.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:52 pm Reply with quote

I was thinking more of an organisation/guy in his room who/which removes/changes/wotever illegal bits of the internet such as naugthy images/planned crimes/wotever

Jenny sounds just right for this job ;)

Prof Wind Up Merchant
47324.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:11 pm Reply with quote

Hail Jenny the Queen of the internet, proceed to the cyberthrone.

47330.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:34 pm Reply with quote

<dons crown... looks regal>

47332.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:44 pm Reply with quote

Shame we can't see it. I love a royal occasion.

47338.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:20 pm Reply with quote

You don't vote for queens! ;)

47341.  Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:25 pm Reply with quote

At the risk of seeming nerdy, Padme Naberrie was elected Queen of Naboo and took the name Amidala.


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