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Intermediaries and Blocking Speech

Rishab Dara, Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet (Centre for Internet and Society, 2012)

The article can be accessed from the CIS official website. 

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Reno v. ACLU 521 U.S. 844 (1997)

In this case, the Supreme Court held that a law may violate the First Amendment if it is so overly broad that it curtails protected as well as unprotected speech.

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United Nations Human Rights Committee, General Comment No. 34 on Article 19 the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (2011)

The Comment can be accessed from the UNHR official webpage. 

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Frank La Rue, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, UN Doc. A/HRC/17/27 (2011).

The Report can be accessed from the official OHCHR website.

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Centre for Democracy and Technology, Shielding the Messenger: Protecting Platforms for Expression and Innovation (2012)

The article can be accessed from the official Centre for Democracy and Technology website. 

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Seth F. Kreimer, Censorship by Proxy: The first amendment, internet intermediaries and the problem of the weakest link, 155 University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 11-46 (2006).

The gambit of enlisting the private sector to establish a system to control expression is not new in the United States. The author argues that the First Amendment doctrines developed in response to the last such focused effort, during the McCarthy era, provide a series of useful starting points for a First Amendment doctrine to protect the weak links of the Internet.

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Felix T. Wu, Collateral Censorship and the Limits of Intermediary Immunity 87 Notre Dame Law Review 293 (2011-2012)

The paper can be downloaded from SSRN.

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Yochai Benkler, A Free Irresponsible Press: Wikileaks and the Battle Over the Soul of the Networked Fourth Estate, (Civil Liberties Law Review 2011).

The Harvard community has made this article openly available.

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