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wiretap ruling

2001-05-22 15:37:55+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Supreme Court upholds first amendment in cell phone bugging case. What made this interesting to me, besides the fact that it's news that the first amendment was upheld, was what this might mean when COPA[Wiki], specifically some of the child pornography bits, comes under scrutiny:

...the court ruled narrowly on whether a publisher who came by useful information legally may be punished because the information was gathered illegally.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:42+00 by: Pete

I know what you're thinking, and don't count on it. None of us will live so long as to ever see a legal distinction made between distributing child porn and creating said junk. Look at the panic in Britain; it's like a commie scare or something.