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AlpineSkier
24th Jan 2013, 17:12
Le Figaro - High-Tech : La justice veut l'identification des «twittos» antisémites (http://www.lefigaro.fr/hightech/2013/01/24/01007-20130124ARTFIG00640-la-justice-veut-l-identification-des-twittos-antisemites.php)

Very interesting court case. A French court has ordered T witter to give details of people posting anti-semitic messages.T witter is not co-operating as they are US-based with no subsids in France ( or overseas ) and will only comply on the basis of a US court order.

I wonder how this will pan out ? The US has IMO never hesitated to act in a very brutal fashion to protect and promote US industries, so how will a judge view this case and the French demand ? Telling T witter to comply could be seen as setting a precedent.

Lonewolf_50
24th Jan 2013, 18:20
This looks like the differences in "Free Speech" between US and some of our European friends. (German laws against holocaust deniers are a similar difference on a related topic)

The French authorities can indeed request cooperation from an American court to slap an injunction on Twitter or certain account holders, but I suspect the ACLU and most juries would come down on the side of Free Speech, even if it is unpalatable.

AlpineSkier
24th Jan 2013, 18:30
LW

Have just seen on TV news that T witer has buckled and agreed to supply details to French justice. These reports often lack the important detail so exact info will probably leak out later.

Temp Spike
24th Jan 2013, 18:31
Always better to obey the Law in a democracy. It's the will of the people.

rgbrock1
24th Jan 2013, 18:48
Well, at least Google isn't Twi**er.

Google Inc. recently said that if they were directed to give up any of their users' personal information by any governmental agency their reply would be:

"Get a warrant. Signed by a judge."

:ok::ok::ok:

Lonewolf_50
24th Jan 2013, 18:57
Always better to obey the Law in a democracy. It's the will of the people.
Good thing that the people who ran the Underground Railway ignored your advice, don't you think? ;)

Temp Spike
24th Jan 2013, 19:00
That was before the United States was a democracy.:cool:

AlpineSkier
24th Jan 2013, 19:12
rgb


"Get a warrant. Signed by a judge."

After their cave-in in China and their scandalously hypocritical breaches of their self-imposed code "Do No Evil ", I wouldn't bet a penny on them standing up to anything.

PS Especially after that shit Schmidt made his scandalous defence of tax-dodging. Showed me that nothing but the loot counts - c**ts.

rgbrock1
24th Jan 2013, 19:26
Lonewolf wrote:

Good thing that the people who ran the Underground Railway ignored your advice, don't you think?

F**k that, Lonewolf. Good thing certain people - usually with names which ended in vowels - saw to it that Prohibition was ignored. :ok::ok::ok::ok::ok:

Lonewolf_50
24th Jan 2013, 20:18
That was before the United States was a democracy.http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/cool.gif
Temp, your history lessons were wasted on you. Please write a check to the tax payers of your home school district. :p
F**k that, Lonewolf. Good thing certain people - usually with names which ended in vowels - saw to it that Prohibition was ignored.
Such patrioti ...

Temp Spike
24th Jan 2013, 20:25
How could it possibly be a democracy if more than half of the population could not vote?

Lonewolf_50
24th Jan 2013, 20:32
For the same reason that the Athenian democracy was a democracy.

Dushan
24th Jan 2013, 21:03
That was before the United States was a democracy.:cool:

So before the Republican party came into existence, when it became a true democratic republic.

Temp Spike
24th Jan 2013, 21:12
LW which is why the republicans gave up democracy for the business basterds.