Free Speech Rights Not Guaranteed in ‘Public’ Online Spaces: “You can generally rant all you want in a public park without being ejected by a police officer. But say it on the internet, and you’ll find that free speech and other constitutional rights are anything but guaranteed.
(Via Wired News.)
ZA – New website to expose child pornography: “(BuaNews)
Members of the public can now anonymously report any images of sexual abuse discovered on the internet through a newly launched website in South Africa. The website, www.fpbprochild.org.za, which is available 24 hours, seven days a week was launched in Johannesburg by Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba. Mr Gigaba said the website service will afford members of the public an opportunity to report any incidences of child pornography online and remain anonymous. ‘Our internet content analysts will assess the contents of any reported website and will forward a detailed report to the law enforcement agencies in South Africa for further action. The Film and Publication Board fully supports the initiative Other stakeholders in the fight against child pornography included the South African Police Service, SABC and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.”
(Via QuickLinks Update.)
France has suggested an amendment to the pan-European Telecoms Package, which would bar broadband access to anyone who persists in illegally downloading music or films.…”
(Via The Register – Comms.)