Archive for ‘Europe’

Merkel Coalition Seeks to Punish Social Media for Hate Speech

by   |  01.14.17  |  Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government plans to fine social media networks such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. if they fail to combat hate speech, as German officials accuse media companies of being too slow to take action. More »

News industry unions, managers unite to back Herald “Freedom of Speech” campaign (From Herald Scotland)

by   |  03.16.16  |  British law, Europe, Free Speech, Libel

Scotland’s news media industry has united to back The Herald’s campaign for libel reform. More »

Magna Carta podcast

by   |  05.19.15  |  British law, Europe

I listen to this podcast weekly, but this week, economist Russ Roberts is covering the Magna Carta in this hour-long interview. More »

Plaintiffs in foreign ‘hate speech’ lawsuit seeking to subpoena records from U.S. service providers – The Washington Post

by   |  04.17.15  |  Europe, Free Speech, International, Libel

Plaintiffs in foreign ‘hate speech’ lawsuit seeking to subpoena records from U.S. service providers – The Washington Post. More »

92% back libel law change in Northern Ireland – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

by   |  03.10.15  |  British law, Europe, Libel

92% back libel law change in Northern Ireland – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. More »

Brit internet troll Jason Page faces libel bill after Timothy Bussey sued him  | Daily Mail Online

by   |  03.07.15  |  British law, Europe, International, Libel

Brit internet troll Jason Page faces libel bill after Timothy Bussey sued him  | Daily Mail Online. More »

The European Court of Human Rights accepts that the protection of the reputation of a public authority can be a legitimate aim for restricting Article 10 rights – Lexology

by   |  02.12.15  |  Europe, International, Libel

Disturbing idea: More »

Charlie Hebdo and its biting satire, explained in 9 of its most iconic covers – Vox

by   |  01.07.15  |  Europe, Free Speech

Just yesterday, I was reading a commentary piece arguing we should ban “hate speech,” however that’s defined. The murders of writers, cartoonists and police by Islamic perpetrators in Paris today shows just the opposite. More »

Europe says US-made cheeses can\\\’t use Old World names | Fox News

by   |  03.13.14  |  Copyright and Trademark, Europe

Europe says US-made cheeses can\\\’t use Old World names | Fox News. More »

Free speech row after man is arrested for posting image of a burning Poppy on his Facebook page on Remembrance Sunday | Mail Online

by   |  11.12.12  |  Europe, Free Speech

Free speech row after man is arrested for posting image of a burning Poppy on his Facebook page on Remembrance Sunday More »