Updates on 【阻擋網絡文字獄,捍衛言論自由】入稟覆核政府禁制網上言論 Challenge against govt’s injunction to block free speech online

互聯網協會總會發表聲明 Internet Society Deeply Concerned about Interim Injunction Ordered by Hong Kong High Court
Update posted by Internet Society Hong Kong On Nov 11

Original: Internet Society Deeply Concerned about Interim Injunction Ordered by Hong Kong High Court

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BTW Access Now and 17 other international organization had issued a letter to the HK Government regarding the injunction on 1st Nov.

// This order has serious implications for Internet and web infrastructure. It does not protect Hong Kong society as it claims, because it fails to protect the most reliable, cheapest means of communication — the Internet. Undermining this technology puts Hong Kong society at greater risk, rather than protecting it.

The order will have the unintended consequence of interfering with the normal operations of the local and global Internet, jeopardizing the smooth delivery of Internet services in Hong Kong and its neighbors. The prohibition on republishing alone means that, for example, web caches — which reduce network congestion and increase available network bandwidth by storing copies of frequently accessed content closer to users — are in serious danger from this order, because these technologies cannot tell the difference between material prohibited by the order and material that is not. For the same reasons, content delivery networks (CDNs) may also avoid Hong Kong market, greatly reducing the reliability of services in Hong Kong.

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