Countries that have a level of international connectivity above that of Burma and North Korea have so far been subject to Gyanendra’s Law. You pull the kill switch. You look for a new job.
Now Muammar Qaddafi has decided to the test the law.
Libya’s main Internet service provider, General Post and Telecommunications Company, began to cut Internet access on Friday, said Earl Zmijewski, general manager with Internet monitoring company Renesys. “They started pulling the plug around 23:18 UTC today and are currently largely off the air,” he said via e-mail. That was 1:18 a.m. Saturday, local time.