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A Digital March on Washington?

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

Friday, May 4, 2007
12 years ago1,877 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.

copyrightings.com/2007/05/digi ...

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

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 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]

12 years ago #

I agree, Philipp. Ed Felton hits this point: freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=1154

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