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Re: On Internet and social responsibility
From: David Charlap <David.Charlap () marconi com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 15:20:23 -0400

David Schwartz wrote:

Because if American companies want to spread the speech of foreign
terrorists, that's their right. The government of the United States
should not be prosecuting them for the content of their speech.

Without stating an opinon on whether or not it is right to shutdown
these sites, let me point out two things that you seem to be forgetting:

1: The courts have repeatedly held that incite to riot is not a form
   of protected speech.  A logical inference here is that incite to
   war is not protected either.

2: The US Constitution does not guarantee the rights of non-citizens
   residing in foreign nations.  Even if they buy a web page from a
   US hosting service.

-- David

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