December 20, 2002
New Life For BlogSpot?

Discussing the Australian Gutnick case, InstaPundit argues (against Norah Vincent) that

The more likely result of widespread transnational regulation of the Internet will be to limit the blogosphere to people who are judgment proof, or successfully anonymous, neither of which is likely to cut down on the number of bogus accusations.

Another possible effect would be to slow the general movement away from Blogspot, since renting one's own domain name generally means losing one's anonymity. It's not a coincidence that some of the most obnoxious and foul-mouthed bloggers have stuck with Blogspot. It preserves their anonymity, even if it leaves them vulnerable to disappearing archives and other problems.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at December 20, 2002 12:04 AM