Italy Blocks Website

We’ve previously reported on government-coerced censorship of websites in France, New York, and California. Now Italy is doing it too. This time, it’s not child porn the country is targeting, but The Pirate Bay, a torrent-finding website. Whatever the merits, or lack thereof, of the site, Italy shouldn’t just ban it entirely. If the site is illegally infringing on copyright (more likely, it’s just enabling its users to infringe), take it to court – don’t coerce ISPs into blocking access to it.