Jan 072010
 January 7, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Online, Surveillance

Danny O’Brien of EFF writes:

We feel compelled to add our comments about Bono’s recent New York Times column, in which he appeared to express a strange hope that ISPs would start spying on their users in the name of protecting America’s intellectual property. “We know,” says Bono, “from America’s noble effort to stop child pornography, not to mention China’s ignoble effort to suppress online dissent, that it’s perfectly possible to track content.” He continues by hoping that “movie moguls will succeed where musicians and their moguls have failed so far, and rally America to defend the most creative economy in the world, where music, film, TV and video games help to account for nearly 4 percent of gross domestic product.”

But Bono’s new-found embrace of tracking Internet activity is in direct conflict with his own positions (expressed in the same article) about global freedom and equity.

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