Thursday, January 05, 2006


MS Deletes Chinese Dissident Blog from MSN Spaces

Odd. A site hosted (I think) in the United States must comply with Chinese law. Interesting theory, with even more interesting ramifications. Now, if "local laws required the stoning of purveyors of sex-oriented blogs I wonder if there would be such a rush to comply...

Cnet headline: "Microsoft has admitted to removing the blog of an outspoken Chinese journalist from its MSN Spaces site, citing its policy of adhering to local laws"

"...A Microsoft representative told ZDNet UK on Wednesday that it blocked
Anti's MSN Space blog to help ensure that the service complied with local laws in China. "

And the link: