Wednesday, February 23, 2005

CLEARPLAY WATCH Patt Morisson, writing in the Los Angeles Times, is less than enthusiastic about DVD filtering:
This is a techno-version of storming into a library and tearing out pages you don't approve of, or rewriting them to your liking. China, a country striving for capitalism without democracy, altered or cut politically sensitive bits--like references to human rights dissident Harry Wu--from Hillary Clinton's autobiography.

Hillary's Chinese publisher said the changes "do not hurt the integrity of the book." Listen for the same cant from the politicians tub-thumping for the ClearPlay crowd.
Here's the link.

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