[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Letter to the Observer [re: Internet paedophile]

Jean-Francois Avon wrote:

> On  4 Sep 96 at 5:41, Martin Minow wrote:
> > Forwarded to me by a friend:
> > The following letters were delivered to the Editor of the Observer
> > last week as a request to publish a retraction of their article
> > relating to the Internet that appeared on Sunday 25th. August.
> One way to limit or retaliate against diffamation would be to refuse 
> internet access to anybody known to be part of any such medias, being 
> tv or paper.
> ISPs would probably easily agree since the revenues coming from
> journalists vs from the general population is probably minuscule. Of
> course, the conventionnal media would set up their own ISP but they
> could be identified.
> Does that makes sense or am I out to lunch?

I don't think it makes sense.  The media would be the first to
point the finger at the ISPs for censorship in such a case, one
imagines (whether it could be justified or not is a different matter
of course).

 "Yield to temptation --             | Work: [email protected]
  it may not pass your way again"    | Play: [email protected]
                                     | http://www.netcom.net.uk/~james/
        - Lazarus Long               |              James Fidell