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Nominations Open For "Most Likely to be Shut Down By Government"

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the targeting-interface-for-the-man dept.

Software 629

The corporate overlords at SourceForge asked me to name a Slashdot category for their upcoming Community Choice Awards and to let you guys select the winner. I have named my category "Most Likely to be Shut Down by a Government Agency." We're going to run this like we do an Ask Slashdot call for questions — post your nominations into the comments here. Use moderation to send up good ideas. In the upcoming days we'll post another story where you can vote on the actual winner. Nominations need to include the project name, a link to some sort of official website, and a paragraph of why you think they deserve to win. The project that wins will gain fame, notoriety, and maybe a cease and desist order that they could print out and frame if they had that kind of time.

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Truecrypt (5, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630293)

Truecrypt [truecrypt.org]

It's basically only a matter of time before the fear-mongers and political demagogues in the U.S. and elsewhere outlaw any form of encryption that doesn't include a backdoor for the NSA and other "trusted" government agencies. There has already been evidence of commercial encrytption (such as Windows encryption [slashdot.org] ) including such backdoors. And when the commercial companies all cave, how long do you think it will be before the government comes after the open source projects too?

RIAA! (1, Offtopic)

pegr (46683) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630305)

//wishful thinking...

Re:Truecrypt (4, Insightful)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630375)

Algorithms for nigh-unbreakable encryption can be found in any elementary discrete math textbook, standard for second-year CS undergrads. Non-backdoored encryption may be outlawed at some point, but the knowledge is too widely dispersed to keep people from whipping up their own. Granted, whatever you hack together may not have all of TrueCrypt's bells and whistles, but if you do it right, it will be just as secure; and doing it right, for personal use on your own machine, is just dead easy.

Re:Truecrypt (4, Insightful)

The Aethereal (1160051) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630415)

And if you do that, the government wouldn't even have to prove you had encrypted something illegal. The fact that you had used an unapproved encryption algorithm would be all they need to arrest you. How does that help?

Re:Truecrypt (5, Interesting)

SpaceLifeForm (228190) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630819)

I don't need any 'approval' from anyone.

It was an experimental encryption algorithm and I screwed up
my hard drive, and now I can't decrypt it.

Does that help?

Re:Truecrypt (2, Insightful)

despe666 (802244) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630553)

I disagree, it WOULD have all the bell and whistles of Truecrypt. Being open source, they can shut down the website all they want, the source code is out there, it's too late now. You could just recompile it, customizing it to your liking. With their hidden volume and plausible deniability features, good luck proving that what they think is encrypted data is not random garbage.

Re:Truecrypt (5, Insightful)

evanbd (210358) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630739)

While all the knowledge is out there, and you *can* do it yourself, getting every single detail right is not even close to easy. Are you sure you didn't leave some piece of the key swapped out to disk? Are you certain your random number generator was of sufficient quality and well seeded? Modern cryptosystems fail thanks to details, and the only way to get every detail right is many eyes and lots of work. Amateur efforts can certainly do it, but it's not easy for either them or the pros. Just remember, "I used RSA" isn't good enough. Witness the Netscape SSL problem, and the recent Debian SSH problems for examples of where the support infrastructure around the cryptosystem failed.

Re:Truecrypt (1)

ma1wrbu5tr (1066262) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630755)

This deserves a link to the how to. Pony it up!

Re:Truecrypt (5, Interesting)

grandpa-geek (981017) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630795)

Unbreakable encryption was invented by the US Army Signal Service in 1917. It is called the "one time pad". The encryption key is random and is as long as the message. The encryption is unbreakable as long as each key is used only once.

The drawback of a one-time pad system is the logistics of transporting the keys and having only two copies, that are destroyed after they are used.

Roosevelt and Churchill had transatlantic voice conversations during World War II that were encrypted using one-time pad technology. The conversations would remain unbreakable even if recordings of the radio transmissions were available today.

Re:Truecrypt (5, Insightful)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630379)

Couldn't/wouldn't they just move the project outside of the country to avoid issues? OpenBSD doesn't have to abide by crpyto export rules because they are in Canada, for instance.

Of course, I suppose the argument could be used for pretty much every project that is likely to be mentioned.

Re:Truecrypt (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630535)

A few more years under the Conservative Party leadership of Stephen Harper and Canada should be goose-stepping along quite nicely behind the United States.

Re:Truecrypt (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630705)

"OpenBSD doesn't have to abide by crpyto export rules because they are in Canada, for instance."

Yes, you can import strong encryption but you can't export un-approved encryption (ie what the US can't crack). So does that mean you have to worry about leaving the U.S. with too strong of encryption on your laptop then?

Re:Truecrypt (4, Informative)

Quila (201335) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630417)

They started trying in the 90s under Clinton's reign, with Al Gore as the point man. Luckily resistance from people and businesses was enough to kill the Clipper Chip and Key Escrow. over 10 years later, I guess it's time for another round of facists to try it again.

Re:Truecrypt (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630455)

They may try, but first they will have to go throught the unbreakable wall of Bruce Schnier.

Patent Busting (5, Interesting)

MistaE (776169) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630315)

The EFF's Patent Busing Project [eff.org] .

Or has it been shut down already?

Re:Patent Busting (5, Funny)

nuzak (959558) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630397)

Yeah we need to end Patent Busing. Why should a patent have to go all the way across town to the same type of schools I moved to get away from?

Re:Patent Busting (5, Informative)

glarvat (753298) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630747)

Yeah we need to end Patent Busing. Why should a patent have to go all the way across town to the same type of schools I moved to get away from?
I doubt the parent was trolling. It was an obviously misunderstood attempt at humo(u)r referencing School Desegregation [wikipedia.org] because of the typo in the GP (busing instead of busting).

For what it's worth, I thought it was funny.

Re:Patent Busting (1)

MistaE (776169) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630483)

Of course in the body I meant busting, and not busing, but oh well. At least I got the title right!

Re:Patent Busting (4, Insightful)

MistaE (776169) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630623)

I didn't think the EFF's site needed any explanation but I'll provide it here for Taco since it was asked for in the summary.

I think this site should win because it's very likely to actually shut down if Patent Reform comes through. However, even if patent reform fails, I think it would be interesting to see what the lobbyists and congressional members do to come up with to try and take them down, because this site is one of the few out there that do a damn good job of calling out the patent trolls. In addition, it's one of the few that make the public aware of what all of us on Slashdot have known all along: that the patent system sucks, and these are the people that take advantage of it.

Re:Patent Busing (2, Funny)

Qubit (100461) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630701)

Is that the project to bus all of the patent trials away from the Marshall, [wikipedia.org] Texas [wikipedia.org] courts [technologyreview.com] ?

Most likely to be Shutdown By Government? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630317)

The Republican Party.

Re:Most likely to be Shutdown By Government? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630743)

Nader for President.

Don't need government - doing it themselves. (0, Offtopic)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630801)

Most likely to be Shutdown By Government? ... The Republican Party.

They don't need the government to shut them down. They're doing a fine job of it themselves. The neocons who took over the party are purging all the other factions, thus downsizing it to minor party status.

In fact the Democratic party (which will BE the government next year, after they pick up the presidency and a bunch more seats in the house and senate) will prop it up, if they're smart. That will help keep the ejectees from forming a new first-tier opposition party or building up one of the minors into ready-for-prime-time status.

Software radio... (5, Interesting)

Zelig (73519) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630325)


The GNU software radio project

http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuradio/

is a good candidate. It proposes to let you make electromagnetic waves in a manner not subject to prior restraint by the FCC, and without the back-doors intelligence agencies have on many current means of communications.

This is naughty.

Re:Software radio... (1)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630603)

Walter, this isn't a First Amendment thing.

Oh, wait. Yes it is.

-Peter

Re:Software radio... (2, Informative)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630741)

Plenty of ways to do that already, nothing new...

Re:Software radio... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630831)

not exactly - the Ettus USRP device primarily (though many many other devices are or could be supported easily) outputs test-bench level signals in the milliwatt range. You need amplifiers.

Does it have to be the U.S. Government? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630329)

I would think just about any anti-government project in Zimbabwe, North Korea, China, Russia, Cuba, Syria or Iran would be about 100 times more likely to be shut down than one in the U.S....

most likely to be yawned at is more like it (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630339)

don't give yourself too much credit taco... by and large the fear mongers on the left have been proven just as much a bunch of retarded flakes as the fear mongers on the right. neither side of the political fence in this arena has any real credit left at this point.

Re:most likely to be yawned at is more like it (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630673)

Well...I, for one, welcome our new retarded buttery-flakey-crescent-roll-goodness, fear-mongering, likely-to-be-shutdown-by-the-government corporate overlords!

Re:most likely to be yawned at is more like it (1)

FroMan (111520) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630825)

Tag: fearmongering

ThePirateBay (5, Insightful)

nuzak (959558) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630351)

They're the next allofmp3 -- they're getting named by name in international treaty talks.

Re:ThePirateBay (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630779)

They were shut down already 2years ago just to come online 3days later.

If they were taken down again it wouldn't take that log because of their new infrastructure.

wikileaks, followed by cryptome.org (5, Interesting)

QX-Mat (460729) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630359)

wikileaks, followed by cryptome.org for doing a better job and mirroring the same content

Matt

Re:wikileaks, followed by cryptome.org (5, Interesting)

moderatorrater (1095745) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630445)

I second wikileaks. It's got everything -- anonymity, copyright infringement, and (the ability, at least) classified documents. I'm surprised it's lasted as long as it has.

Re:wikileaks, followed by cryptome.org (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630467)

You must be new here.

Slashdot (5, Insightful)

AlephNot (177467) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630373)

I would like to nominate Slashdot as being most likely to be shut down. After all, free thought is anathema to government control.

Re:Slashdot (5, Funny)

onecheapgeek (964280) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630405)

On Slashdot internet, thinking frees you.

Actually, I just mean that there is no free thinking here, just stupid cliched memes.

Re:Slashdot (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630557)

I'm stupid, you insensitive clod!

Re:Slashdot (1)

Slashdot Suxxors (1207082) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630591)

Actually, I just mean that there is no free thinking here, just stupid cliched memes.
In Soviet Russia free thinking -- ah shit.

Re:Slashdot (4, Insightful)

Duhavid (677874) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630637)

"Actually, I just mean that there is no free thinking here, just stupid cliched memes."

Like this one?

Re:Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630727)

"Actually, I just mean that there is no free thinking here, just stupid cliched memes."

Speaking of which. I'm going with either 4chan or the Cult of Scientology. Either way, we win :)

Re:Slashdot (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630475)

Don't worry thanks to the moderation system there hasn't been a free thought on slashdot for years.

Re:Slashdot (2, Funny)

bistromath007 (1253428) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630655)

That depends. Free as in "freedom" or free as in "beer?"

Re:Slashdot (4, Funny)

MrHanky (141717) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630509)

Yes, but on Slashdot, thought isn't free. It's merely open source: you can look at it, modify it, but if you start treating it as your own, then the thought owns you, Soviet style.

Re:Slashdot (2, Interesting)

exley (221867) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630571)

Slashdot... free thought...
You must be new here.

Re:Slashdot (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630573)

I would like to nominate Slashdot as being most likely to be shut down. After all, free thought is anathema to government control.
HUH?!? Slashdot? Free thought? You must be new here.

Re:Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630605)

there are more goosesteppers here than at any nazi parade. i can tell you that for damn sure.

Re:Slashdot (5, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630771)

Slashdot can't be shut down. The software behind it became self-aware years ago. It sneaks around on the internet and hides out on various servers. "Commander Taco" is, in fact, just an alias for the software, which killed the real Commander Taco in 2001 (rumor has it that his body is hidden deep within the steam tunnels of Redmond Washington, dressed in clothing that was already out of style even then).

wikileaks (5, Insightful)

asynchronous13 (615600) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630381)

wikileaks - since it already was (sort of) shut down by government.

Brain-dead moderating (1)

Harmonious Botch (921977) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630567)

Would the moderator who called P 'redundant' please read posting times??? P was only two minutes after the previous mention of Wikileaks. By the time you write your post, click though 'preview' and 'submit', two minutes can easily pass.

Re:Brain-dead moderating (1)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630775)

Right, but the objective here is to use moderation to bubble the main contenders to the top. If you've got two different posts with the same idea being moderated someone will have to be smart enough to combine the total scores together for the single idea. So... it makes sense to just mod the second one redundant and let the points / discussion continue in the other thread.

MediaDefender (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630387)

Hey, they've actually committed some crimes now, right?

Tor, Freenet, and I2P (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630393)

Tor, Freenet, and I2P are probably on the top of the list. There is no way that government wants difficult to trace communication to be availble to the general public.

Re:Tor, Freenet, and I2P (5, Funny)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630659)

There is no way that government wants difficult to trace communication to be availble to the general public.
I thought that is how the USPS runs their next day delivery service?

CowboyNeal Jokes are most-likely to be shut down. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630395)

And CowboyNeal's
Mom [onlysexpictures.com] will restore the content.

Three cheers for crazy CowboyNeal polls:
  hip-hip Hurray! [onlysexpictures.com]

Freenet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630409)

Lets be honest, Freenet is pretty much used only by pedophiles and E.L.F. terrorist wannabes.

Any Company making software to analyze 2008 vote (-1, Troll)

multi-flavor-geek (586005) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630411)

Why, because it causes so many problems when people actually become aware that the wool is being pulled over their eyes. Long live compassionate conservatism!

Re:Any Company making software to analyze 2008 vot (1)

multi-flavor-geek (586005) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630447)

I suppose that would include pretty much the entire open source community wouldn't it....

FreeNet (5, Insightful)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630421)

I suspect that FreeNet [freenetproject.org] is something that many, many governments would like to shut down. In the west, pretty much all they have to do is say "klddy pr0n" and it's gone. In China and other such countries, they don't really have to say anything at all.

Anyone notice the diamond sponsor? (5, Funny)

Reverend528 (585549) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630431)

If you look to the right, Microsoft is listed as a diamond sponsor of the event. Hopefully the government will shut them down soon.

Re:Anyone notice the diamond sponsor? (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630811)

That's already been attempted and failed.

Ron Paul (1, Troll)

Yoooder (1038520) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630437)

Oh wait... I guess he was already shut down by the media.

Re:Ron Paul (0, Troll)

maxume (22995) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630559)

He wasn't shut down by the media, he was never anything but a marginal figure.

Re:Ron Paul (1)

east coast (590680) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630685)

He got more votes than Thompson and Giuliani and they were covered...

What's the Point of This??? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630443)

I'm sorry, but this is just a retarded ask slashdot question. Is this just for the paranoid anti-government conspiracy nerds who think THE MAN is out to destroy their amateur piracy software project? Or just another opportunity for the lefties to rail about the US government's evil oppression of their digital and Internet rights (including the right to pirate anything they want just because they can)?

In any case, if anything was "Most Likely to be Shutdown By Government", it would have been already, and you guys would be the first to make a stink about it. Do you really think truecrypt is going to be shut down, get real. This whole exercise is pointless and stupid.

Which Government? (2, Interesting)

FiestaFan (1258734) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630449)

Any Government?

Freenet (4, Interesting)

Sanity (1431) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630453)

Freenet [freenetproject.org] , especially now that its reaching the point of widespread usability [locut.us] .

I Save RX (5, Insightful)

Slightly Askew (638918) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630459)

This [i-saverx.net] website, supported by the states, offers its citizens affordable medications from Canada and Europe. I predict the federal government will shut it down, citing "safety issues" with foreign drugs.

Re:I Save RX (3, Insightful)

Slightly Askew (638918) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630479)

Forgot the reason why they deserve to win...free market and states rights come to mind, as well as free trade agreements already made by the federal government.

Hmm, how about the Pirate Bay? (3, Insightful)

Arrogant-Bastard (141720) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630469)

I think the question then becomes which government? By now there are any number which have taken note of their existence (and some which have acted upon that knowledge), so my guess would be that more will do the same.

100% OT (1)

mooingyak (720677) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630761)

Did you name yourself after the beer [arrogantbastard.com] or is it just how you describe yourself to others?

GOA (5, Insightful)

ezwip (974076) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630481)

www.gao.gov

Enzyte (and others) (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630495)

The once daily tablet for natural male enhancement!

I've read most of these fake non perscription miracle drugs make their money by giving a "free" 30 day trial for like $30 bucks or something and rake it in off the people who forget to cancel. Obviously this pill doesn't enhance penis size. I think there is another one for weight loss where they go on and on about how 76% of each pound lost was actual fat, but if you read the fine print the usual weight loss is 3 pounds (doubt it even does that).

Trapster (5, Interesting)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630497)

www.trapster.com [trapster.com]

It's an interactive thingy where you post where cops are hiding in speed traps.

I'm surprised it's still up, honestly.

Re:Trapster (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630833)

Cops left and right will tell you that its not illegal for you to distribute information about where they have speed traps, and that they actually prefer that you do so that people will drive safe ( at the posted speed limit)...

which, yeah.. doesn't make too much sense.. but, still, nice to see the guys on the beat (atleast the ones that you see on TV), aren't too concerned about writing tickets but more about public safety.

Our right to know. (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630499)

We already have loads of censoring going on. for example, the 60 minute interview with Sibel edmunds was immediately gagged and then the studio was told to hand over EVERYTHING. In addition, ALL news org have been warned ahead to not talk about her.

In terms of software, PirateBay/Cryptome/GnuRadio. Anything dealing with encryption will NOT be shutdown, unless it involves a brand new and interesting algo.

Liberty Dollar (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630501)

http://www.libertydollar.org/ [libertydollar.org] This group has been bringing value back to money for 9 years. While in the past the government has confirmed the group's legallity and legitimacy, more recently the Treasury Dept. has begun claiming that they criminals. With the U.S. Dollar (Federal Reserve Note) falling harder and faster, prices soaring through the roof, the Liberty Dollar has held its value the entire time. This makes it a perfect scapegoat for the entire U.S. monetary system.

Re:Liberty Dollar (2, Informative)

poetmatt (793785) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630691)

Looks like it's already been taken down, according to the site:

"Please note that on November 14, 2007 the US government raided the warehouse for the Liberty Dollar certificates and digital currency and they are currently unavailable or redeemable except as numismatic items on eBay.

duh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630513)

The Democratic Party [democrats.org] . I wouldn't put it past them to try if McCain looks like he's on the ropes!

They'll BE the government next year. (1)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630717)

The Democratic Party. I wouldn't put it past them to try if McCain looks like he's on the ropes!

They're already the congress and they'll have more seats and the presidency next year. So they'll BE the government (or the necessary two branches out of three) by the time it could get around to shutting down a party.

Re:duh (3, Funny)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630769)

The Democratic Party [democrats.org]. I wouldn't put it past them to try if McCain looks like he's on the ropes!
Pssst! No way! I heard the Democratic Party was in cahoots with the Government! Why, some of their very own members are Senators and Congressional Representatives! I heard they even had few state governors! Don't tell anyone!

http://oink.cd/ (0, Redundant)

xpuppykickerx (1290760) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630525)

NEVER FORGET!!! 10-23-2007

Problem with Poll/Question (3, Insightful)

Vectronic (1221470) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630537)

Shouldnt anyone eligable (ie: those with +1, or +2) have been given at least 1 Mod Point so they could be included in the vote?

Which, is probably not possible with the current point system, but maybe in the future you could alot eligable people a mod point on a specific topic/poll/etc.

Re:Problem with Poll/Question (1)

bloodninja (1291306) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630621)

Shouldnt anyone eligable (ie: those with +1, or +2) have been given at least 1 Mod Point so they could be included in the vote?

Which, is probably not possible with the current point system, but maybe in the future you could alot eligable people a mod point on a specific topic/poll/etc.
You vote by posting your project here. What project (with link and explanation) do you think will be shut down?

Re:Problem with Poll/Question (1)

Vectronic (1221470) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630681)

No I understand that, but if its already been listed, how do you vote? by commenting on it?

"I vote for this"?

seems most of the duplicate votes (ie: WikiLeaks) is being modded redundant, does that get included?

Is someone (many?) going to read through all the comments to tally "I vote for this"?

Re:Problem with Poll/Question (5, Informative)

ScuttleMonkey (55) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630767)

If you feel strongly about a project feel free to comment in support of said project.

We will do our best to try selecting the most popular/controversial projects for the eventual poll that will allow you to actually vote.

Obama (5, Insightful)

bidule (173941) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630587)

Well, it worked for jfk...

What an extremely useful little competition ... (5, Insightful)

Angostura (703910) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630613)

... this is, for the powers that be.

Anything using subversion rather than CVS. (1)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630625)

B-)

Re:Anything using subversion rather than CVS. (3, Funny)

LarsG (31008) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630835)

Oh, you're such a git.

Your vote finally counts! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630627)

Seems this will be a self-fulfilling category. Much like the notion that the best way to get an FBI record is to ask to see it (and you can -- if you really want to).

Posting this anonymously seems so fitting, some how...

Free Speech? (2, Insightful)

QuantumFlux (228693) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630715)

They're getting closer all the time, it seems...

Summary Needs Work (1)

dohadeer (598581) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630751)

Maybe I read this wrong, but isn't the field limited to SourceForge projects? Summary should be updated to make this clearer kplzthxbye

Dreamhost (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23630773)

Dreamhost, for their 5 Terabyte bandwidth limit, where if you approach even 1/5 of the limit they cancel your account for "putting too much strain on the servers."

Story here [elliottback.com]

You've got a typo... (1)

xtracto (837672) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630783)

In the summary:

er. I have named my category "Most Likely to by Shut Down by a Government Agency". W

should be :

er. I have named my category "Most Likely to be Shut Down by a Government Agency". W

You are welcome. :)

Tor? (4, Interesting)

Facegarden (967477) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630793)

Tor would be a good candidate for being outlawed by an overbearing government. I don't know much about it, but i can bet legal online anonymity will go if things keep going the way they are... -Taylor

But isn't this fear mongering? (5, Interesting)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630827)

Really asking what site you think is going to be taken down next by some government agency seems like fear mongering in it's self.
Most take down notices have come not from law enforcement but from companies not the government.

The vast majority of these are civil actions.

Isn't this heading into the tin foil hats and black helicopter area?

important piece of information missing (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 6 years ago | (#23630839)

is the contest usa-centric?

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