From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Tue 16 Oct 2001 - 10:28:46 IST
On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 10:20:18AM +0100, Richard Eibrand mentioned:
> Could the same thing happen here in Ireland? As in, who regulates the type of material
> that ISP's are allowed to hold? Finally, what is the current standpoint on
> the "Freedom of Speech of the internet", is it very subjective to each country...
Ireland doesn't have the much-vaunted freedom of speech in it's
consitution, that the US pretends to have. There are strong incitement to
riot, incitement to hatred and libel laws, which bang to together to allow
a judge issue a warrant to seize whatever the police want, be it paper or
electronic, on the flimsiest of pretences.
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