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New ruling from the European Court: Websites Are Responsible For Users Comments
06-17-2015, 07:56 PM #1
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Worrying setback in European Court Delfi decision for online free expression and innovation

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.

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“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.”

Read More: https://accessnow.createsend.com/campaig...temp=False
Here: http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/201...-comments/
And here: http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng/page...2itemid%22:[%22001-155105%22]}

wtf2.gif 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. 13.gif The ramifications of this could be immense.

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06-17-2015, 08:04 PM #2
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06-17-2015, 08:06 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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İmage

I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
06-17-2015, 08:08 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif That's pretty much the deal.

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06-17-2015, 08:26 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I think they would have a problem enacting that here. There would be too many 1st amendment challenges.

I am not your rolling wheels, I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
06-17-2015, 08:44 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,279 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
Not certain how this will play out, but it was a very questionable ruling on their part. I'm sure it will face challenges in Europe as well.

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