Saturday, December 14, 2002
And the beat goes on...E-slur here, be sued there.
If those that post information on the web are now subject to any country's laws, then that also means anyone that broadcasts on radio within the US. It is possible that very sensitive equipment could pick these broadcasts up in a foreign country. So the problem is really with the ease of access to the information, that the mere ability to access it. But is that right?
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Implications to blogs are mentioned in this latest article on the Australian suing Dow Jones for Libel in Australia.
UPDATE: Australia To Hear Landmark Web Libel Case.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002
It appears that publishers can be sued by any country in which their published material is accessible, as some Internet publishers are finding out...
Australian court to hear Net case (CNET)
Australian court in landmark internet ruling (Guardian Unlimited)
What if a publisher's material is accessible in a different country via telescope, surveillance equipment, satellite, or even the unaided eye? What about a government publishing propaganda leaflets and dropping them in a foreign country like Afghanistan? What if a person brings a book or newspaper into another country?
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