A day after Pesta Blogger and the celebration of Indonesia’s bloggers, seems our hoster WordPress has been called to help the Jakarta Police fight the heinous crimes going around on the interwebs- in this case, someone posting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad.
It contradicts some law made this year by “disseminating information which would create rivalry among religious communities.” Apparently.
What’s really confused me is a quote by Jakarta City Police ( I’m getting this from tempointeraktif.com via the Jakarta Post):
City Police special crimes director Commissioner Raja Erizman said police had traced the website and found it was created outside Indonesia.
Hmmm. Maybe I is stupid, but couldn’t that make things a bit inconvenient for the city police, given they usually have jurisdiction limited to Jakarta? Let alone staying within Indonesia. They’re gonna be making some work for themselves if they’ve decided to apply Indonesian law to the whole of the crazy world of web. (more…)