Thursday, August 23, 2007

Banning anonymous blogging

First Syria, now China:

Blog service providers in China are "encouraged" to register users with their real names and contact information, according to a new government document that tones down an earlier proposal banning anonymous online blogging.
At least 10 major Chinese blog service providers have agreed to sign the "self-discipline pledge" issued by the Internet Society of China, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.
It's good there isn't a legal ban, but the trend is worrying. Those who complain about blog culture in the UK are leaning in this direction too, it seems to me.


Countingcats said...

Well, the solution will be to host outside the European Union of Sovereign Soviets.

I will host a FreeBSD box for you when the day comes.

Peter Risdon said...

Yes, it is. And thanks for the offer - I'd like to say it's unnecessary, but I'm not sure that would be true.