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Free speech as an idealIf liberty means anything at all, it meansthe right to tell people what they do notwant to hear.― George OrwellI disapprove of what you say, but I willdefend to the death your right to say it.― Evelyn Beatrice Hall, The Friends ofVoltaireBecause if you dont stand up for the stuffyou dont like, when they come for the stuffyou do like, youve already lost.― Neil GaimanGive me the liberty to know, to utter, andto argue freely according toconscience, above all liberties.― John Milton, AreopagiticaWe can never be sure that the opinion weare endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion;and if we were sure, stifling it would be anevil still.– John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859A free press can be good or bad, but, mostcertainly, without freedom a press willnever be anything but bad.– Albert CamusIf all mankind minus one were of oneopinion, mankind would be no morejustified in silencing that one person thanhe, if he had the power, would be justifiedin silencing mankind.– John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859If we dont believe in freedom ofexpression for people we despise, we dontbelieve in it at all.– Noam Chomsky
Page 9"But a freedom which is restricted to what judges think to be responsible orin the public interest is no freedom.Freedom means the right to publish things which government andjudges, however well motivated, think should not be published. It means theright to say things which "right-thinking people" regard asdangerous or irresponsible.This freedom is subject only to clearly defined exceptions laid down bycommon law or statute." Hoffmann L.J., R. v Central Independent TelevisionPlc. Court of Appeal 9 February 1994
Page 17Ten axes of intersectionEXPRESSION TOIDEASEXPRESSION TOOPINIONORIGINALITY TOFACTSDISSEMINATION TOREFERENCEZERO TO PERPETUITYSUPPLIERS TO USERSPARTICIPATION TOFACILITATIONCOPYING TOCOMMUNICATINGPENNIES TO PRISONTARGETED TOSCATTERGUNSCOPEWHODOINGWHAT?REMEDIES
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