Monday, 24 September 2012

The Twitter Joke Judgment: The Law with Unintended Consequences?

The Twitter Joke Judgment: The Law with Unintended Consequences?: "By describing and defining the Internet as a 'public electronic communications network' for the purposes of the Communications Act because it is ultimately funded by the public and because it facilitates communication with the public as a whole, the judgment appears to implicate inadvertently a wide range of network and service providers within the scope of EU and UK communications law.  It leaves open the possibility, for example, that Twitter could be bound by the above regulatory requirements.
In Chambers, the prosecution won on this point, successfully establishing that the message was sent over a public electronic communications network, and the defendant won his case overall. "
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