1996-11-05 - Re: Censorship on cypherpunks

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-11-05 02:13:01 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 18:13:01 -0800 (PST)

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 18:13:01 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Censorship on cypherpunks
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[This was sent directly to me, but apparently cc's to c-punks as well]

Declan McCullagh <declan@eff.org> writes:

> Libertarianism is not incompatible with strict regulations, as long as
> the rules violate nobody's rights.

Let's not confuse strict regulation with arbitrary and capricious plug-pulling.

If the rules say something like, "Whoever incites an ethnic flame war*, or
a religious flame war**, or posts long diatribes that have nothing to do with
cryptoanarchy***, shall be kicked off the mailing list", then they don't seem
to apply to everyone who violates them.

* E.g. by calling multiple posters "crazy Russians"

** E.g. by attacking the poor hapless mormons :-)

*** E.g. by ranting about third-world debt


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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