Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
User Journal

Journal Alioth's Journal: Britain moves one step closer to thought crime

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/10/twitter_bomb_joker_guilty/

This is the very problem with broad legislation like the Terrorism Act. Not only cases like this, but these days it is an offence to have "information that may be useful to a terrorist" (and the onus is on the defendant to prove that it's not, which reverses the principle of the accusers bearing the burden of proof). A recipe for a bread roll is, after all, information that may be useful to a terrorist, a terrorist has to eat after all.

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Britain moves one step closer to thought crime

Comments Filter:

"Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberrys!" -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Working...