China warns Google to obey rules even if it pulls out | Technology | Reuters
Now here's an interesting development.
My question is what international legal jurisdiction is China considering when it demands that Google continues to impose a particular nations limits and controls in it's operations if it is not offering a service in that country - in this instance China?
What implications does such a demand have upon global freedom of speech?
For example, would all the printed newspapers need to obey Chinese laws about news coverage, all Satellite TV channels censor their content in case someone in China has a big dish pointed in a particular direction?
Does this mean North Korea, Russia, Iran, and countless other countries begin to demand that various Internet based companies and services begin to censor content and services?
Add this to the file-sharing legislation and increasing subscription services and it looks like the freedom of the internet is seeing its last days.
Enjoy it while it lasts fellas.