'Hacked Celebrity Pics Should Not Be an Excuse To Throttle Our Free and Open Internet'

Nick Gillespie Reason.com 9/4/2014 In the wake of the hacking scandal that’s led to naked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and other celebrities getting posted to sites such as 4chan and Reddit, there are already calls to shut down or increase legal penalties against websites and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Even before this latest flap, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) earlier this year pushed and a bill against “revenge porn” that would have stripped ISPs and websites of legal immunity they currently have.

In a new column at Time, I argue that new prohibitions aren’t needed and will likely be effective only in shutting down the free flow of information on the Internet…

 

 

The article, with video, continues at Reason.com

 

 

Update:    The gobsmacking hypocrisy of commentators crying over the leaking of celebrity pictures

 

h/t Phelim Mcaleer

 

 

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