Monday, February 06, 2006

Microsoft says banned blogs can be read by other countries

Microsoft has changed its policies regarding blog censorship. It now says that MSN Spaces that are banned in one country can still be read by anyone outside the country. From BBC News:
Brad Smith, Microsoft's senior lawyer, said it would now remove blog entries only if it gets a "legally binding notice" from the government of that nation. Entries will also be removed if they break the MSN Spaces terms of use.

He added that only people in the nation where the entry breaks local laws will be blocked from seeing the controversial comments. In all other nations access to the entry will be unrestricted.
Previously: Microsoft took down Chinese blog, Scobleizer dissapointed with Microsoft

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