Colm Buckley, Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 07:11:50PM +0000:
> * Microsoft has no principles and censors away
> Who, exactly, wins under this scenario? Apart from MS shareholders?
But in the current scenario, it's MS, Google and Yahoo shareholders who wins:
Chinese people lose anyway.
IMO, the "if we don't do it, someone else will" argument is only good to
drive world's opinion away from the idea of sanctioning companies who endorse
and enforce human rights violation.
 see: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, art. 19:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right
includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive
and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."
Not to mention the "universal" means "every one", even small minorities
that do a very small percentage of searches. By the way, justifying
collaborationism with minority of opposition means justify Vichy and
 puppet governments formed in France and Italy in 1940 and 1943
respectively to support nazist occupation of the two countries.
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