Internet censorship outside China is starting to look less like a impossible scenario and more like a reality each day. Recently a law in New Zealand encouraging ISPs to disconnect users who are accused of copyright violation has been brought in and caused an uproar on twitter.
Similarily in my own country of Ireland, the IRMA (Irish RIAA) has gotten the largest ISP (which supplies 25% of broadband directly and up to 60% indirectly) to agree to implement a similar policy and to block sites which promote/containt copyrighted content without permission. The IRMA says it plans on bringing ISPs who do not implement similar policys to court for encouraging copyright violation.
What is everyone's opinion on internet censorship. I'd have to say I'm against I will admit that it does have uses. e.g. blocking child porn. However, it is also possible to solve this in other ways (shutting down the sites).
Also, this will require ISPs to monitor their customers internet usage. This is a gross violation of privacy IMO.