1995-07-25 - community standards in cyberspace (fwd)

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From: Jon Lasser <jlasser@rwd.goucher.edu>
To: cypherpunks <cypherpunks@toad.com>
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From: Jon Lasser <jlasser@rwd.goucher.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 95 06:30:09 PDT
To: cypherpunks <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Subject: community standards in cyberspace (fwd)
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Nice thought, but... well... I wish the congresscritters thought that way...

Jon Lasser                <jlasser@rwd.goucher.edu>            (410) 494-3253 
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 22:49:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tildy Bayar <tildy@ella.mills.edu>
To: bdsm-list@blob.best.net
Subject: community standards in cyberspace (fwd)

> [exerpt]
> Peter Huber, author of "Orwell's Revenge" and senior fellow at the Manhattan
> Institute, points out that "community standards" are no longer definable in
> cyberspace.  "`Deviance' loses its meaning, when communities of the
> like-minded are formed entirely by consent.  Freedom of association is so
> complete in cyberspace that traditional limits on freedom of speech become
> almost impossible to justify constitutionally."  (Forbes 7/31/95 p.110)