Monday, July 7, 2008

free speech rights don't always extend online

At the moment I'm writing this post, I cannot access baywords.com. If it continues to exist, I intend to move all of my (blog) content to it...
"Because of the need of freedom of speech and secure hosting facility of the words being said...Many blogs are being shut down for uncomfortable thoughts and ideas. We will not do that. Our goal is to protect freedom of speech and your thoughts. As long as you don’t break any Swedish laws in your blog, we will defend it."

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First Amendment protections generally do not extend to private property in the physical world...

Network Solutions LLC decided to suspend a Web hosting account that Dutch filmmaker Geert Wilders was using to promote a movie that criticizes the Quran — before the movie was even posted and without the company finding any actual violation of its rules.

Service providers say unhappy customers can always go elsewhere...


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