This power grab is not surprising. It comes from the most controlling and authoritarian government in the so-called free world. We should have been expecting it.
In a country with more CCTV cameras per head than any other, with long periods of detention without trial, which has a government that uses anti-terrorism laws to grab the assets of Icelandic banks and fraud to create ‘intelligence’ dossiers, it is hardly surprising that free speech on the Internet is under threat.
Bloggers and the Internet is one area of self-expression where the power hungry Stasi that run Britain haven’t been able to control. But they want to. An assault on the DNS system is one way they can start doing it.
How long before free speech on the Internet is dead?
He has a follow-up post here.