posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: MessageforAll
First I believe you may be confusing 'right' and 'privledge'. Right implies a freedom that cannot be taken away regardless of circumstances. In
application, that is the ideal, as deliniated by the US Constitution, but is very rarely available to anyone in actual practise. It is an ideal.
A privledge, is an 'earned' freedom as in earning ones driver's license.
Now the rights as stated in the US Constitition technically only apply where the US constitution applies. The constitution, charters of other
countries may or may not address the ideal of 'freedom of speech' and that ideal applies in those countries regardless of nationality.
As to the internet - I don't think anyone has any true understanding of what laws apply. The laws of the land of the user, the content provider,
where the data resides, where it passes through, yadda, yadda, yadda.
I think with the advent of 'Total Information Awareness' (I can't imagine what US tax payers are paying for this 'security measure'), I think
it's wise to be aware of the limits of 'free speech'.