The title of an ACLU white paper written to point out the dangers of censorware and mandatory content labeling schemes like PICS. The title, of course, is based on Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, in which the printed word is censored.

Even though it's a few years old, the points are still valid. Mandatory content rating (which can never be objective) backed by force of law are a vehicle for big corporations to take control of the Internet while eliminating all those pesky independant publishers and consumers who speak against them.

http://www.aclu.org/issues/cyber/burning.html

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