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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Fri, April 27, 2001 at 10:40 PM GMT
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Subject: ICANN: "...we don't generally censor postings on the ICANN forums, even crude ones."

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An email letter that I received from Andrew McLaughlin...
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Actually, we don't generally censor postings on the ICANN forums, even crude ones.  If you don't like them, you don't have to read them.
The FCC doesn't have the authority to censor speech on the Internet.  See
the Supreme Court's decision in ACLU vs. Reno, which I was involved in as a
lawyer.  The court declared unconstitutional the Communications Decency Act,
which attempted to prohibit indecent terms on the Internet.

I agree with you that the language in those postings is inappropriate;  but
ICANN generally avoids the censoring of posts simply because they are
offensive, rude, or stupid.

Best regards,

--Andrew       
     

 


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