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EFF: Blogger Rights

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) is now garnering support from bloggers, to lend support in its case to fight for blogger rights. This initially to me sounded like a joke, because from where I am now, my country has punished 3 individuals by law, for participating, or allowing racist comments to be posted on their blog.

One of the things that EFF is fighting for, is the Right to Blog Anonymously. I don't know exactly who this anonymousity is intended for, so I would agree anonymousity to the general internet audience. But surely the law departments must be bestowed with ample powers to retrieve bloggers information, if a crime is committed. Now nobody has a right to commit crimes, and get away with it.

Another one which made me chuckle was that EFF was fighting for the Right to Allow Readers' Comments Without Fear. Now let me try to frame up a simple analogy for this. Deliberately harbouring of illegal immigrants in your place. Get the idea now?

Right to Blog about Your Workplace. Is there already a problem with this now? Of course you can have the right to blog about your supervisor or manager. Of course you can diss them off on your blog. But if they happen to read it on the web, then tough luck. It's just like drawing your boss as a cow on the company documents, and hope he doesn't do anything about it right? Now how possible is that if it happens to you?

Sorry if I made a biased judgement on this effort, but I guess I'm wired by logic. Read more about it here for more information about the effort.

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