Just another brain-dead techie with views on everything under the sun!

Monday, June 02, 2003

Internet Battle Raises Questions About the First Amendment [NYTimes registration required]
The order, entered by Judge Diana Lewis of Circuit Court in West Palm Beach, forbids Mr. Max to write about Ms. Johnson. It has alarmed experts in First Amendment law, who say that such orders prohibiting future publication, prior restraints, are essentially unknown in American law. Moreover, they say, claims like Ms. Johnson's, for invasion of privacy, have almost never been considered enough to justify prior restraints.

link via Metafilter
Even though this is a serious issue, especially for people who write on Net (like maintaining blogs), I think this is funny!!

And not for one moment does it surprise me!! After all... its Florida!!! ;-)


Post a Comment

<< Home

Sameer/Male/27. Hails from India/Maharashtra/Mumbai/Prabhadevi, speaks Marathi, English and Hindi. Spends 60% of daytime online. Uses a Faster (1M+) connection. And likes Reading/Computers.