graeme_p - 11:30 am on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
vince, actually, I think the reduction in governement censorship in other areas (books, theatre, etc.) is usually regarded as an advance for civilisation.
If you want centralised censorship of the internet, why not centralised censorship of everything else. After all some of the some of the things currently effectively blocked on the net (e.g. the record cover image on Wikipedia that was banned in the UK) are often available through other channels (e.g. buy a physical copy).