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Free Speech Online

Posted Jul 08, 2008 by Jon Wood

Free Speech Online

Poking around the internet today, we stumbled across this interesting article in at Wired.com discussing free speech in the online space. While it doesn't address MMOs in particular, it is an interesting read.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rant all you want in a public park. A police officer generally won't eject you for your remarks alone, however unpopular or provocative.

Say it on the Internet, and you'll find that free speech and other constitutional rights are anything but guaranteed.

Companies in charge of seemingly public spaces online wipe out content that's controversial but otherwise legal. Service providers write their own rules for users worldwide and set foreign policy when they cooperate with regimes like China. They serve as prosecutor, judge and jury in handling disputes behind closed doors.

Read their whole article here.

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