The First Amendment and User-Generated Internet Postings


This Article examines recent international interpretations of freedom of expression on the Internet. In some places, such as Italy, a government is struggling to control and restrict user-uploaded content. In other places, such as a Federal Court in Florida, governments are struggling to protect the freedom to upload user-generated content.

The lasting implications of such a divergence can be seen in the introduction of legal video-uploading sites. However, the lasting consequences will not be seen or appreciated for years to come.

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