Europe and the Internet

Something the Europeans here should think about. And anyone else who cares about Freedom of Speech.

Why Europe still doesn’t get the Internet

The all-but-final proposal draft says that Internet news organizations, individual Web sites, moderated mailing lists and even Web logs (or “blogs”), must offer a “right of reply” to those who have been criticized by a person or organization.

With clinical precision, the council’s bureaucracy had decided exactly what would be required. Some excerpts from its proposal: