Friday, July 08, 2005

Bloggers For Freedom

Keep on Blogging!

The EFF are about to celebrate their 15th anniversary and have posted a legal guide for bloggers to the site. It's worth remembering that American bloggers have a lot more rights to freedom of speech than UK bloggers. You may think legal rulings in the US are irrelevant in Europe but as the Grokster vs. MGM ruling regarding P2P technology shows, US supreme court rulings effect the whole world.

On a tangent but related subject you may be surprised to know that some US supremes will even cite European court rulings in their own decisions. When the supreme court overturned Texas's anti sodomy laws they cited the case of a Northern Ireland man who had taken the UK to the European court over his treatment in(by police) the early eighties. They also cited a case in the Republic of Eire in the nineties. These cases led to the overturning of anti homosexual laws in N. Ireland and Eire respectively. So can Texas gays thank a Rev. Dr. Paisley's campaign to "save Ulster from sodomy" for their bum hole freedoms?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right man, the most important thing that you can do in your life is blogging, keep blogging we need more people like you, never change, I hope my sons could see your writings and could learn a lot of you, bye...

11:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

republic of eire? dont you mean the good part od ireland, shite?

2:53 pm  

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