The net treats censorship as damage…

“..and routes around it” – John Gilmore

O OUTRO LADO DO MEDO É A LIBERDADE (The Other Side of the Fear is the Freedom)

This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education article is a case in point. (was tweeted by @acalderon52  via @fredgarnett):

 

Fear of Repression Spurs Scholars and Activists to Build Alternate Internets

It’s a fascinating piece about building technologies to circumvent attempts by repressive governments to block internet activity.

It put me in mind of the John Gilmore quote above.

But if governments and corporations treat the unfettered flow of information as a leak and block it, and the internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it – what happens next?

What does happen when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?

image – jonycunha – BY-SA

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