No. All it needs is a bully with a small-people dirty undertable attitude. What moral has it got to do with another's blogging?
I am not sure which blog you are refering to, and as everyone'd, hopefully it's not my blog.
But strictly adhering to the principles of laws, no single state does have the legitimate sovereign concern to claim full legitimacy of cyberspace, hence blogging... That includes China. I don't expect Obama will surrender to China if any of his aides get too hawkish and China wants them shot.
In real, there is really no laws for internet, since no one, not even UN has a claim on this 'open seas'. The offence is always on the activities, not on the people. In proper legal procedings, aka evidence... which is in cybersapce. As gambling and not the gambler is in the open seas.
I understand what you are saying. Since I studied International Relations, it's still realistically speaking, the 'authorities' who got what powers. All I am saying is in real there is no laws for cyberspace as copyright laws would internationally, and especially when everyone of us bloggers don't unite together and get the message through to the people around the world.
I am in Singapore, and China, and Malaysia, but as a blogger, I am in cyberspace... since any merit or offence would be a 'vice' or celebration online.
As I have said, the USA 'can' ignore the UN charters, but <b>that doesn't mean they are legitimate</b> in executing that foreigner or in just invading another sovereign states. I don't mean to agitate any Bush's supporters here, but... we have to put things in perspective.
There are many 'imps' around cyberspace but... we have to be professional here.
I think it's not hiding away from the laws, but hiding away from those bullies who thought they can muscle their way in WordPress. Really, what laws can be applicable? So it ends up in Singapore that lawyers are resorting to publication laws... of Singapore to deal possibly deal with bloggers. Especially now, many crooked operators who have given problems to consumers, they are trying to silence those consumers even by legal threats.
It's really fortunate that Mark's the one behind WordPress.
But the... for the case of simply bullyings, it's never amicable. We have cases in Malaysia, and how would those politicians be intending to be 'amicable' to those bloggers who'd expose those issues? The point is, in Southeast Asia, we all know about 'force' of the authorities, inspite of also knowing the real legitimacy of legislation, especially for those in Singapore.
In China, laws are like this... just come up with some 'offences' then you send in the police and tear down people's houses for profits... ... This is how these counties are 'catching up' on laws. Situation in the USA may be drastic, but... at least with the massive varieties of groups to fight for values, there will be movement groups to count on.
Frankly speaking, we are not really talking about laws here since there is really no laws to begin with. Because even without laws, if you blog and someone powerful is unhappy, you can still go to jail for your blogging perhaps because you 'pee on the streets'.
There is nothing factually right or wrong in blogging, lest you are operating a online tabloid or official site for official business.
My 2cts, folks.
And toasts to all those troublemakers of our blogs.