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Censorship

+ - Lord Falconer Wants Retroactive UK Web Censorship->

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I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property
I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "The UK has very strict laws controlling what may be published about a case to avoid tainting jury pools and now, the Former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, called for them to be extended to the internet. He said that publishers should be compelled to remove stories about infamous cases from their websites while the trial is underway, though this already extends to search engines like Google and even strictly American papers like the New York Times have self-censored to avoid trouble. While it's commendable that he wants to protect the right to a fair trial, one might expect that the Streisand effect would cause more harm than good here, attracting the very attention he wishes to avoid."
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