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Submission + - British Comedians Fight for Free Speech (bbc.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: Comedian Stephen Fry has said he is "prepared to go to prison" over the "Twitter joke" trial. Fry was appearing at a benefit gig for Paul Chambers who is appealing to the High Court against his conviction for sending a menacing communication. Fry argued that Chambers' tweet was an example of Britain's tradition of self-deprecating humour and banter. Few of the stars were prepared to assign wisdom to Chambers' original tweet, however. Sitting inconspicuously in the stalls, he was variously described as a knucklehead, a nerd and a "donut". Murray even branded the gig the "Save Paul Chambers from his own stupid destiny event". But everyone seemed united by a desire to protect freedom of speech or at least the ability to recognise the difference between jokes and menacing terrorist threats.
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