Monday, February 25, 2008

Pakistan Government blocks YOUR access to Youtube

One man's reasonable force is another man's sledgehammer to crack a nut, I guess?


  1. And pretty pointless. Will they also block Revver, Daily Motion etc, and any website showing anything offensive?

    Look at the legal attempt to shut down Wikileak and how well that hasn't worked:

  2. Well technically the Pakistan government only banned access from inside Pakistan, and ordered Pakistani ISPs to block access. Nothing terribly new there. Someone at Pakistan Telecom pressed the wrong button and as a result asked your ISP to block your access. Being trusting souls they automatically did so, and the mistake spread around the world.

    It's less "sledgehammer to crack a nut", more "you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off".


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