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A Digital March on Washington?

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

Friday, May 4, 2007
14 years ago2,309 views

So, I was thinking about the implication of Tuesday's digg revolt and have come to see it as civil disobedience in line with Martin Luther King's March on Washington. ...

Wondering if you guys think that makes sense? Some see the events as a bad precedent for following the law...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

<<... I think that there should be a deep moral or ethical disagreement with a law to act in civil disobedience.>>

Civil disobedience comes into play when the law is ridiculous. Not being able to mention a certain sentence (this string of digits) is ridiculous, IMO, and deserves the share of civil disobedience it got on Digg and elsewhere. Besides, there is also a law of freedom of speech – maybe the two laws collided here, and people had to pick *which* law they'd disobey?

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I agree, Philipp. Ed Felton hits this point:

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