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Friday, March 28, 2008

How do they think they can get a court to do that?

Today, Muslim groups are going to court in The Netherlands to attempt to ban MP Geert Wilder's movie FITNA, which was posted on the Internet last night. Here's a video report and then I'll have a couple of comments:

First of all, as far as I know, LiveLeak is housed on servers in the US or UK. How does anyone think a Dutch court is going to order a server in the US or UK to take it down? They might be able to order a UK server to take it down because of the EU, but I doubt most US-based servers would listen. Then again, given that Network Solutions declined to run the film and took down Wilders' site, I suppose anything is possible.

More important, at this point, I am sure the film has been downloaded to dozens, if not hundreds of computers throughout the world. While I'm not much of techie, there are many other bloggers who are techies, and I am sure they would continue to host the movie. And no Dutch court can stop them.


At 4:38 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

I just linked to this.

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Hutzpan said...

It is already available through the eMule Peer-to-peer file exchange network.

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

The ummah has high-power legal jihadists like CAIR-trainer M. Cherif Bassiouni, familiar with Islamic law, European law, U. S. law, international human rights law, criminal law, and more--if they want to, they will. EU and NATO are on their side, and Danish Union of Journalists is suing Wilder for using Mo's turban bomb picture w.o. permission.

The ummah's been trained in propaganda techniques by the best of the best.

At 5:21 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

No court in the world can ban the film. Even though "Fitna" was yanked off Liveleak, it stayed up long enough for lots of people all over the world to download and post it on their own servers.

It illustrates the limits of official censorship in the Internet Age.


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