Copyright as part of a debate on eastern vs western censorship?

After introducing some people and upcoming events, I ask an important question on the IT World Canada BLOG about whether the type of control over communications asked for by westerners is all that different from what westerners would otherwise categorize as censorship?

Last week was Freedom to Read Week. It is interesting that my critique of a BLOG posting on censorship was similar to others: opposing censorship is about the Freedom to Read (IE: a protection of the rights of audiences), not the Freedom to Write (IE: a protection of some alleged right of authors to impose their entire unedited ideas on audiences, whether audiences want to hear it that way or not).