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Re: Copyright Law

Postby mrgreen » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:55 pm

Good News: Nevada's Strong Anti-SLAPP Law Is Constitutional
Copyright claims are often used as a way to keep people from being able to talk about important issues. There are other legal maneuvers sometimes used to stifle free speech. Fortunately, some states have strong Anti-SLAPP laws!
In case you're new to the subject, SLAPP stands for a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. In short, SLAPP suits are lawsuits where it is fairly obvious that the intent of the lawsuits is to stifle free speech, rather than for a legitimate purpose under the law. The intention of anti-SLAPP laws are to allow for such lawsuits to be tossed out of court quickly -- and, frequently, to force those who bring those suits to pay legal fees.

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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170202/16281636618/good-news-nevadas-strong-anti-slapp-law-is-constitutional.shtml
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Re: Copyright Law

Postby ergot » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:44 am

When Free Speech Gets Expensive
Big companies are a threat to free speech.
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Re: Copyright Law

Postby cactuspete » Thu May 04, 2017 2:59 pm

San Bernardino families suing technology giants
It makes about as much sense as holding the phone company responsible if two people use their network to plan a murder. Internet service providers and website owners cannot be held responsible for what users do while using their networks. Period.
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Re: Copyright Law

Postby pcslim » Fri May 05, 2017 6:11 am

cactuspete: There may be a few exceptions, but as a general rule I agree. In fact, I'd say that website owners and ISPs cannot be held responsible for what users do about 99 percent of the time. The other one percent are exceptions which are extremely rare and the law should be designed to keep them that way.
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