Monday, June 16, 2003

Das Euro-blog

The European Community is thinking of bringing in new laws for European weblogs. Amongst the future
regulations...weblogs will have to allow compulsory right-of-reply space to people are organizations that have been criticized by the blogger.

Scary. Compulsory right-of-reply is the sort of thing that the Alberta Socreds of the 1930s tried to bring in with their disallowed as ultra vires "Accurate News and Information Act", the infamous "Press Gag Bill". Alberta's infamous law, which fortunately was never put into force, also featured compulsory naming of anonymous sources and other lovely non-freedom of the press provisos.

Update:A Small Victory thinks this is dumb too.