Monday, August 11, 2008

Censorship for everyone but pedophiles

A court this week blocked a group of hackers from releasing their findings on how to circumvent the payment system used by Boston's subway system, saying that "It is extremely important to maintain the security and integrity of the Fare Media systems, with an insecure, compromised system, even basic revenue controls, to name one example, become significantly challenging."

Meaning, of course, that we do not want to interrupt the government's revenue stream.

Meanwhile, Amazon continues to sell books that are instructions on how to commit pedophilia. Now, I understand that this is a free speech issue, and I agree that the pedophiles have a right under our constitution to say what they want, as long as they do not actually carry through and commit the acts that are talked about.

However, don't the hackers deserve to have their free speech rights protected as well?