re:publica 2013 – Joe McNamee: Freedom of speech, nipples and the rule of law

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National governments, EU institutions and international organsiations make more and more use of the term “self-regulation” in the context fighting illegal online content, content accused of being illegal or content that is just unwelcome. It is “the” answer in fighting online illegal activities, such as terrorsim, child abuse or copyright infringements. Among the most telling and recent examples are the EU-funded Clean IT project, ACTA, SOPA, PIPA, CISPA…

National governments, EU institutions and international organsiations make more and more use of the term “self-regulation” in the context fighting illegal online content, content accused of being illegal or content that is just unwelcome. It is “the” answer in fighting online illegal activities, such as terrorsim, child abuse or copyright infringements. In many cases, the concept behind these public/private partnerships are that industry or a sector of industry signs up “voluntarily” to arbitrarily punish their consumers and to restrict freedom of speech. In parallel, it has become more and more frequent that private companies get to decide what is “appropriate” or “inappropriate” online and…

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