Strasbourg - Access denounces the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights against the news website Delfi.ee. The ruling creates a worrying precedent that could force websites to censor content. It also creates a perverse incentive for websites to discourage online anonymity and freedom of expression.
“Despite warnings from groups defending vulnerable internet users, as well as from large media companies, the Court has dramatically shifted the internet away from the free expression and privacy protections that created the internet as we know it,” said Peter Micek, Senior Policy Counsel at Access.
“This ruling is a serious blow to users’ rights online,” Micek continued. “Dissenting voices will have fewer outlets in which to seek and impart opinions anonymously. Instead, users at risk will be dragged down by a precedent that will keep them from accessing the open ocean of ideas and information.”
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This has a big potential suck factor. We've always tried to remain as neutral as possible in that "opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com," however, seems like that is no longer an option. The ramifications of this could be immense.