[Haskell-cafe] black Wikipedia

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Wed Jan 18 19:32:35 CET 2012

Not to mention ebay, craigslist, etc..

when there is no burden of proof for someone to take down a site then
things get very complicated.

for instance this package could be enough to get all of hackage taken
down since astrolabe decided they own timezone data[1].


in fact, SOPA and PIPA would make hackage pretty impossible to legally
host. Unless the hackage maintainers want to do exhaustive patent and
copyright searches on all uploaded code before they allow it to be

[1] http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111006/11532316235/astrolabe-claims-it-holds-copyright-timezone-data-sues-maintainers-public-timezone-database.shtml


On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 13:11, Henning Thielemann
> <lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:
>> On Wed, 18 Jan 2012, Andrew Butterfield wrote:
>>> Just add ?banner=none to the url if you really have to read the page
>> Maybe the intention was to demonstrate that censorship (in this case
>> self-censorship) is mostly a problem for average users but not for advanced
>> users.
> There isn't going to be a disable-javascript or ?banner hack when anyone
> anywhere can force a website to be redirected to some DOJ page without
> providing any proof.  (Yes, really.)
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