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China internet cafe worker Cao Haibo jailed

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November 2, 2012
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It will be interesting to see what happens when someone gets jailed for subversion of state power while operating from their Internet connection provided by a Western company for their Chinese employees. What liability will the employer face for providing the means of circumvention if their connection directly (or inadvertently) circumvents national filtering tools?

“A Chinese internet cafe worker who posted pro-democracy articles online has been sentenced to eight years in prison, his lawyer says.

A court in the south-western city of Kunming jailed 27-year-old Cao Haibo for ‘subversion of state power’, said his lawyer, Ma Xiaopeng.”

Source:BBC News – China internet cafe worker Cao Haibo jailed

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