Been rather pre-occupied - but this is too important to let go.
The ephemeral nature of the interweb is exposed in it's erasability. To those who seek to silence us - we are but columns on an IP address list. We can be expunged at the click of the mouse.
As small individuals we are not protected either by legal budgets of the press or our ability to quote using parliamentary privilege.
'But, so what?' you might say - 'deleting a blog is just some nerd's website'
This is as big an assault on free speech as rounding up copies of fanzines and burning them in the streets. Except this is cleaner and attracts less headlines other than outrage in the blogsphere.
The whole point is put far more eloquently by the The Devil and The Greek Chap. They have done the research and say it much better.
All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. To my readers - get out there and comment, chaps.