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China blocks YouTube access

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Mar 2008 15:54 User comments (12)

China blocks YouTube access This morning the Chinese government blocked access to the popular video sharing site YouTube after over 20 videos about protests in Tibet appeared on the site.
The protests, which occurred in the Tibetan capital Lhasa on Friday, were against Chinese rule. The government has been blocking news broadcasts since the protests in an effort to control what the public knows about the events.

The videos were mainly of foreign news reports and montages of photos taken from the scene. The Chinese government has not yet officially confirmed that they have blocked the site, but Chinese citizens trying to access the site are met with a blank screen.

China has the second largest amount of Internet users at 210 million and is expected to soon surpass the US for largest population of internet users.

This news follows recent decisions by other countries to Block access to YouTube. Last month Pakistan blocked access because of "anti-Islamic" postings. Late last year Turkey made a similar move but the access was only blocked for a couple of days.

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12 user comments

116.3.2008 16:29

Meh, that's communism for ya.

216.3.2008 19:03

Cant they go to other sites like youtube ?



316.3.2008 20:32

Originally posted by Ripper:
Meh, that's communism for ya.
look at the DMCA and tell me capitalism is soooo much better :P

416.3.2008 21:06

Quote:
Originally posted by Ripper:
Meh, that's communism for ya.
look at the DMCA and tell me capitalism is soooo much better :P
It is a helluva lot better. We might get blocked, but we can fight back. You try to fight back in China and you are libel to get a bullet in your skull rather than a lawsuit filed against you.

I am one of the first people to agree that there are things I would like to change in the way some capitalist countries run certain aspects of themselves (DMCA is a good example). But those of us in those countries must always remember that we have a real say in the way our government is run. If we disagree with something, it is our right to say so. In a country like China there is only the illusion of an individuals voice. They let people vote in local elections only to throw out the votes for the non-communist candidate. If a town gets out of line, they declare martial law and arrest the population.

I guess what I am trying to say is: Yeah, capitalism (particularly in a democratic republic) is so much better.

516.3.2008 21:11

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by Ripper:
Meh, that's communism for ya.
look at the DMCA and tell me capitalism is soooo much better :P
It is a helluva lot better. We might get blocked, but we can fight back. You try to fight back in China and you are libel to get a bullet in your skull rather than a lawsuit filed against you.

I am one of the first people to agree that there are things I would like to change in the way some capitalist countries run certain aspects of themselves (DMCA is a good example). But those of us in those countries must always remember that we have a real say in the way our government is run. If we disagree with something, it is our right to say so. In a country like China there is only the illusion of an individuals voice. They let people vote in local elections only to throw out the votes for the non-communist candidate. If a town gets out of line, they declare martial law and arrest the population.

I guess what I am trying to say is: Yeah, capitalism (particularly in a democratic republic) is so much better.
tell that to japan :P

616.3.2008 21:39

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Quote:
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Originally posted by Ripper:
Meh, that's communism for ya.
look at the DMCA and tell me capitalism is soooo much better :P
It is a helluva lot better. We might get blocked, but we can fight back. You try to fight back in China and you are libel to get a bullet in your skull rather than a lawsuit filed against you.

I am one of the first people to agree that there are things I would like to change in the way some capitalist countries run certain aspects of themselves (DMCA is a good example). But those of us in those countries must always remember that we have a real say in the way our government is run. If we disagree with something, it is our right to say so. In a country like China there is only the illusion of an individuals voice. They let people vote in local elections only to throw out the votes for the non-communist candidate. If a town gets out of line, they declare martial law and arrest the population.

I guess what I am trying to say is: Yeah, capitalism (particularly in a democratic republic) is so much better.
tell that to japan :P

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716.3.2008 21:42

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Originally posted by Ripper:
Meh, that's communism for ya.
look at the DMCA and tell me capitalism is soooo much better :P
It is a helluva lot better. We might get blocked, but we can fight back. You try to fight back in China and you are libel to get a bullet in your skull rather than a lawsuit filed against you.

I am one of the first people to agree that there are things I would like to change in the way some capitalist countries run certain aspects of themselves (DMCA is a good example). But those of us in those countries must always remember that we have a real say in the way our government is run. If we disagree with something, it is our right to say so. In a country like China there is only the illusion of an individuals voice. They let people vote in local elections only to throw out the votes for the non-communist candidate. If a town gets out of line, they declare martial law and arrest the population.

I guess what I am trying to say is: Yeah, capitalism (particularly in a democratic republic) is so much better.
tell that to japan :P

?
There starting up a hopefully doomed cut consumers from ISPs if they are found to download anything illeagle thing.

817.3.2008 8:41

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Originally posted by Ripper:
Meh, that's communism for ya.
look at the DMCA and tell me capitalism is soooo much better :P
It is a helluva lot better. We might get blocked, but we can fight back. You try to fight back in China and you are libel to get a bullet in your skull rather than a lawsuit filed against you.

I am one of the first people to agree that there are things I would like to change in the way some capitalist countries run certain aspects of themselves (DMCA is a good example). But those of us in those countries must always remember that we have a real say in the way our government is run. If we disagree with something, it is our right to say so. In a country like China there is only the illusion of an individuals voice. They let people vote in local elections only to throw out the votes for the non-communist candidate. If a town gets out of line, they declare martial law and arrest the population.

I guess what I am trying to say is: Yeah, capitalism (particularly in a democratic republic) is so much better.
tell that to japan :P

?
There starting up a hopefully doomed cut consumers from ISPs if they are found to download anything illeagle thing.
That does suck, but it is the action of the companies and not the government. Any one of those companies could elect to not do what the others are doing. (And probably get more business because of it)

917.3.2008 12:35

What a joke. Ban the entire country from seeing something that the entire world has access to. How stupid do they think their people are?

1025.3.2008 12:23
blueroad
Inactive

Originally posted by emugamer:
What a joke. Ban the entire country from seeing something that the entire world has access to. How stupid do they think their people are?
really stupid..too stupid in fact..imagine a whole country of hand puppets but in this case 210 million are bein moved by the goverment and no1 acts to free themselves from the strings...pathetic..

1126.3.2008 5:05

who cares
the rest of the worlds still gonna see it! :P

1227.3.2008 8:30
blueroad
Inactive

Originally posted by NHS2008:
who cares
the rest of the worlds still gonna see it! :P
lol yeah hehe

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