Hurrah! China has decided to delay indefinitely its plans to force manufacturers to include that Green Dam Youth Escort software on new computers, just hours before the policy was supposed to start. Their reasoning: “Some businesses pointed out the heavy amount of work, time pressures and lack of preparation.” The news comes days after various international organizations petitioned the Party, begging for it to rethink the regulations, and PC makers have said that they can’t make the deadline. The plan had also engendered threats of violence towards the company responsible for the Green Dam software and huge Chinese netizen backlash. Its indefinite postponement is not only a victory for free speech, but also a victory for anyone who doesn’t really want malware on their brand new computer.