"The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that online content can be judged by the standards of the strictest community that is able to access it. The court upheld the conviction of pornography producer Paul F. Little, aka Max Hardcore, for violating obscenity laws in Tampa, despite the fact that the 'obscene' material in question was produced and sold in California. From the article: 'The Atlanta-based court rejected arguments by Little's attorneys that applying a local community standard to the Internet violates the First Amendment because doing so means material can be judged according to the standards of the strictest communities. In other words, the materials might be legal where they were produced and almost everywhere else. But if they violate the standards of one community, they are illegal in that community and the producers may be convicted of a crime.
... Jurors in Little's trial were told to judge the materials on the basis of how "the average person of the community as a whole — the Middle District of Florida" — would view the material.'"
Emphasis mine. Maybe the summary is different than the one you read earlier, but the summary above is fine. The summary shouldn't have to define how (US) circuit courts work in regards to geographics boundaries and courthouse locations.
This is really a change of a default assumption than freedom to do anything without penalty. If INTERPOL starts going crazy, it only takes a presidential signature to take this exception back.
No one is taking this exception back, it was granted in the first place.
The question might be why was this ever granted in the first place? Easy - the government wants to make it easier to hunt terrorists on U.S. soil or any other citizen not following the rules. This basically allows to the U.S. government to go and ask interpol to conduct unconstitutional activities on U.S. soil and report their findings. Clap, fail.
Ah, the whole point was to allow INTERPOL the opportunity to hunt terrorists on US soil! I guess that's why the same immunities were given to the Red Cross, IMF, WTO, etc. BTW, INTERPOL doesn't conduct investigations in the way you you imagine.
List of International organizations designated by executive order as public international organizations entitled to enjoy the privileges, exemptions, and immunities conferred by the International Organizations Immunities Act (this subchapter)
Sure the signal is there but the S/N ratio is through the roof.
Through the roof, eh? Are you saying there is lots of content and little distraction? Or perhaps you meant the S/N is buried in the ground
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