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  1. #1 If anonymous(the hacktivist society) wanted to remove censorship from the face of the internet, how are online businesses excepted to earn money? 
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyB0bFLxsqk
    i just watched this video as a huge detailed piece of information on what anonymous is about.

    are online banking video games that have in-app purchases suspected targets for anonymous?
    if the internet is fully ruled by the anonymous, no one will bother creating video games anymore, right?
    after all, AAA games requires billions to be created, and need to earn back the money used for development.

    Objective question: Will the removal censorship cause AAA games to become non-existent?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenNoodles View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyB0bFLxsqk
    i just watched this video as a huge detailed piece of information on what anonymous is about.

    are online banking video games that have in-app purchases suspected targets for anonymous?
    if the internet is fully ruled by the anonymous, no one will bother creating video games anymore, right?
    after all, AAA games requires billions to be created, and need to earn back the money used for development.

    Objective question: Will the removal censorship cause AAA games to become non-existent?
    I don't follow. Surely commercial use of the internet has nothing to do with censorship, only with being able to charge money for goods and services offered via the web? How does censorship (rules about what message content is allowed on the web) affect this, so long as the goods and services in question are not prohibited?


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    Oh, maybe i got the meaning wrong.

    a) Restricted freedom of uploading information.
    b) Restricted freedom of downloading information.

    Does censorship mean:
    1) a only
    2) b only
    3) a and b
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenNoodles View Post
    Oh, maybe i got the meaning wrong.

    a) Restricted freedom of uploading information.
    b) Restricted freedom of downloading information.

    Does censorship mean:
    1) a only
    2) b only
    3) a and b
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    I think it can mean either, but the point with censorship is that only selected types of content are restricted, depending on what the censor wants to stop. It could be child pornography for example, or, in the case of the Chinese Government, remarks that are critical of, or embarrassing to, the regime.

    But neither of these censors would want to stop you booking a flight on-line, or ordering your groceries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post
    I think it can mean either, but the point with censorship is that only selected types of content are restricted, depending on what the censor wants to stop. It could be child pornography for example, or, in the case of the Chinese Government, remarks that are critical of, or embarrassing to, the regime.

    But neither of these censors would want to stop you booking a flight on-line, or ordering your groceries.
    does censorship refer to the uploading? or the downloading? e.g of child pornography

    EDIT: or both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenNoodles View Post
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    I think it can mean either, but the point with censorship is that only selected types of content are restricted, depending on what the censor wants to stop. It could be child pornography for example, or, in the case of the Chinese Government, remarks that are critical of, or embarrassing to, the regime.

    But neither of these censors would want to stop you booking a flight on-line, or ordering your groceries.
    does censorship refer to the uploading? or the downloading? e.g of child pornography

    EDIT: or both?
    That's one for the politicians and the criminal justice system. In the UK, in the child pornography example, both. Plenty of people have been prosecuted for downloading this stuff, the argument being that anyone who buys it supports the trade and is thus complicit in encouraging further crimes.

    One could imagine a system that went only after the uploaders (i.e. the publishers) but as I understand it the difficulty is that many of these will be criminal gangs in other countries, outside the jurisdiction of the national laws of the countries that want to ban it. So the only recourse, so the argument goes, is to prosecute the users of it, who are in your own country.

    I suppose it's a bit like drug laws: you can be done for possession of drugs, not just for selling them.

    With other things, who knows. I imagine with political censorship it will be primarily the publishers they go after, since a lot of this will be broadcast free of charge so hard to track down all the readers - who could be half the population!
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    so, if AAA game developers censor the online distribution of cracked copies of their game, and if anon-s break(ignore) the censorship of these games, and create a website to freely share the cracked games, then these AAA games won't earn money to cover developing costs, then no more AAA(the expensive ones) games will be made anymore, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenNoodles View Post
    so, if AAA game developers censor the online distribution of cracked copies of their game, and if anon-s break(ignore) the censorship of these games, and create a website to freely share the cracked games, then these AAA games won't earn money to cover developing costs, then no more AAA(the expensive ones) games will be made anymore, right?
    The scenario you have described is considered protecting one's intellectual property rights and not censorship.
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    those games give self cracks... its kind of advert for them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobydoo1 View Post
    The scenario you have described is considered protecting one's intellectual property rights and not censorship.
    i thought protecting one's intellectual property rights is part of censorship?



    i thought censorship is: the restricted behavior of uploading and/or downloading information (sharing information)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenNoodles View Post
    i thought protecting one's intellectual property rights is part of censorship?

    i thought censorship is: the restricted behavior of uploading and/or downloading information (sharing information)
    No offense, but have you at any time before and after the creation of this thread; made an effort to consult a dictionary on the words - censor, censoring, censorship, etc?


    1. censor: definition of censor in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)
    2. Censors - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    3. Censorship - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    This may be due to frustration on my part, but what do they teach kids in schools these days?
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