[Updated] Doctorow: The Coming War on General Purpose Computation

From the UK, this discussion has gone from theory to practical. A member of the House of Lords has discussed the “licensing” of blogs…calling them, “The Wild Wild West” because bloggers have been known to be stealing cows and shooting pedestrians in the towns and rugged valleys of the internet.

Jon Slattery: How Lord Hunt wants to tame bloggers and online

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Permission To Speak: Conservative Lord suggests that government “may end up regulating” the blogosphere « Richard Wilson’s blog

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