Getting into the YouTube jam on the Beijing subway
The Olympics may be an elaborate trap, the Onion reports.
As testing begins for Chinacomm's Wicity Internet access in key parts of Beijing, free until after the Summer Olympic Games, service is spotty in advertised coverage areas.
I had just finished mentioning how hard it is to fully participate in Wikipedia from China. But suddenly, English-language Wikipedia is accessible tonight from Beijing.
Tudou is a sprawling Chinese video website and a haven for free streaming TV, but a failure to keep it perfectly clear of porn may have spelled its doom at the hands of China's SARFT.
The crux of the legal claim, according to press reports, appears to be the distribution function of BitTorrent, which was how the accused said he obtained the video.
A Chinese agency promised to shut or punish video sharing websites for hosting prohibited material, but this was going on before the incidents in Tibet made a different agency's occasional blocking of YouTube famous.