Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Latest Chinese clampdown on the net

More evidence of China's crackdown on individuals using the internet.

This morning's FT reports that

From Monday, people registering a domain name in China would have to present a company seal and a business licence, the China Internet Network Information Center, a government-backed body, said in a statement.

According to the paper

Officials said the measure was part of a campaign to rein in pornographic content, but bloggers and internet activists interpreted it as a broader attempt to enforce internet censorship more heavily. "If they really enforce this, we will have to register our sites outside China," said one blogger.

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