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I assume the same applies unless there is a legal disclaimer. It is a grey area that has not been fully tested in the courts. For instance, is an IP a carrier like a phone company, that cannot be held responsible for conversations on its lines, or is it a publisher? What then is the status of a mobile operator that carries the same information as an IP? How is this squared with the Bush drive to protect retroactively US phone companies from providing wiretapping access to the government?

The ad hoc solution is that corporates like Google and eBay etc have practiced self-censorship rather than fully test in the courts. But at some point there are going to be some very messy cases that could adversely affect freedom of speech - unless we are vigilant.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Jun 26th, 2008 at 03:30:33 PM EST
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