[dns-operations] will germany therefore make dnssec illegal on their shores?

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Fri Jun 19 12:32:30 UTC 2009

On Jun 19, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Otmar Lendl wrote:

> * This is more about political grandstanding ("we're doing something  
> about child-porn on the Internet") than anything else.

Given that there are no significant voter blocs or powerful special  
interest groups within Germany agitating in favor of this sort of  
thing, it appears to be more about achieving control over political  
discourse on the Internet.

'Protecting the children', 'combatting political/religious  
extremism' (with the definition of 'extremism' left for the  
bureaucrats to decide for themselves), 'disrupting terrorist  
plots' (ditto for the definition of 'terrorist'), and so forth are  
simply bandied about as justifications, much as with similar  
situations in China and Australia.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>

         Unfortunately, inefficiency scales really well.

		   -- Kevin Lawton

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