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KISS YOUR FREE PRESS GOOD-BYE! Barrett Brown conviction another sign of death of journalism in America...R.I.P.
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[quote:aHEMagain^2:MV8yNzc1MzUyXzQ4NDg4MzYxXzI2Q0NFOTU1] [quote:Sol Reflector:MV8yNzc1MzUyXzQ4NDgxMTU0XzMwN0Q1RkQ=] [quote:Sungaze_At_Dawn:MV8yNzc1MzUyXzQ4NDgxMDM0XzU0OUYxODRD] :bump: I'm worried there are too many shills on here. [/quote] Hahaaha...I almost wish there WAS SHILLS! [b]The SILENCE IS DEAFENING!!!!!!!!!!!!![/b] [/quote] Damn man, you waited 35 minutes before you went ballistic! You got to give people time to see a thread before you start railing against them for not responding. It might take a day or two for people to get to it. Like me, I had the window up all night and am just getting to it now. I haven't had the chance to review the case yet, but it's hard to see how publishing a link alone can be anything other than protected speech. Would publishing the address where a crime had been committed be a crime? Would describing the route a getaway car used to flee a crime be a crime? Seems ripe for appeal, and a switch of lawyers. Anyone else notice more and more cases that almost sound like they have to have been sabotaged by the Defense Counsel to have lost? I thought that EFF even had a few precedent setting cases in this regard. Thanks for bringing the story to our attention OP. aHEMagain [/quote]
I was amazed to find that no threads were on GLP today discussing this landmark case against internet freedom and freedom of the press. We are truly doomed. I only heard of this case a few weeks ago and assumed it would be a hot-potato issue here among the freedom-mongers on GLP. I was sadly disappointed that nobody even posted anything regarding this decision. God help us.
Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months for 'merely linking to hacked material'
The journalist and former Anonymous member says of prison term and fine in statement: ‘They’re sending me to investigate the prison-industrial complex’
link to www.theguardian.com
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