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November 29th, 2005
12:20 pm

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From:nlj21
Date:November 29th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
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Governments can come up with international treaties to agree on such things.
From:ex_robhu
Date:November 29th, 2005 03:51 pm (UTC)
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and do you think they would?
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From:pjc50
Date:November 29th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
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Does the Saudi or Chinese government have any right at all to be involved with deciding what I may or may not look at on the internet?
From:nlj21
Date:November 29th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
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No, the Saudi or Chinese government does not have the right to be involved, but the UK government does have the right to negotiate with these governments on your behalf.
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From:pjc50
Date:November 29th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
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... and then turn round to Parliament and say "we are bound by this treaty we signed to implement policy X, and it's too late to change it". This happens a lot with things like TRIPS.
From:ex_robhu
Date:November 29th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
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Exactly. Nor do the Americans.

In fact the UK government itself should have very limited if any control over what we look at IMHO.
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