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Re: On Internet and social responsibility

  • From: Christian Kuhtz
  • Date: Sat Sep 15 17:13:23 2001

Vadim Antonov wrote:
> Yes, you do.  The whole point of firewalls is not to let the specifically
> defined content in.  I can just as well have an argument that an attempt
> to break into your system is a valid form of expression (and, in fact,
> that argument was made in courts).

Sure you can have that argument, but whether it is likely to succeed is a
completely different question.  Not to mention the other problems such an
argument would face, one needs to consider that there are certain requirements
speech has to meet to afford constitutional protection as free speech.