The British organization Index on Censorship has some interesting quotes on internet censorship, especially considering the current crisis over leaked diplomatic cables. My favorite:
The more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes, because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own governments accountable. They can begin to think for themselves.
I can tell you that in the United States, the fact that we have free internet — or unrestricted internet access is a source of strength, and I think should be encouraged.
Can you guess who said that?
Compare those words to the notice from the White House to ban federal employees from reading WikiLeaks (the military has warned soldiers it is illegal to read WikiLeaks without clearance). Is it now illegal to read the New York Times, which has published cables?