Leveson tilts at bloggers. Bloggers tilt back at him.



Brian’s gone off on one again this morning:

“Leveson warns journalistic standards could slip if bloggers not subject to law”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/dec/12/leveson-warns-journalistic-standards-bloggers

“But he said if journalists saw the law going unenforced against bloggers, it might ‘undermine media standards through encouraging them to adopt a casual approach to the law.'”

“Media standards,” Brian? Really?

Pesky naughty internet… 

Anonymous

COMMENT –

Anonymous said…
His full speech is at Scribd here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/116509654/Unimelb-Leveson-Speech

Here’s an interesting comment he makes:

“Although unregulated and, therefore, potentially dangerous, aspects of the internet are undeniably a force for good. The problem for the international community will be to harness the good and discourage or remove incentives from those that have been set up and exist deliberately to flout with impunity the rights of others.”

“unregulated… therefore potentially dangerous”; LOL.

I wonder if Brian has heard of the oft-quoted maxim that “the Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it”?

Probably not.

Here’s another from his concluding remarks:

“We will therefore have to think creatively about how we ensure that the law is capable of equal application, and is applied equally and fairly, against the mainstream media and bloggers, tweeters and other amateur online journalists.”

Dear Brian,

“You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse to invade our precincts. Many of these problems don’t exist. Where there are real conflicts, where there are wrongs, we will identify them and address them by our means. We are forming our own Social Contract . This governance will arise according to the conditions of our world, not yours. Our world is different.”

Many thanks,

The Internet

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3 Responses to “Leveson tilts at bloggers. Bloggers tilt back at him.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    His full speech is at Scribd here:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/116509654/Unimelb-Leveson-Speech

    Here’s an interesting comment he makes:

    “Although unregulated and, therefore, potentially dangerous, aspects of the internet are undeniably a force for good. The problem for the international community will be to harness the good and discourage or remove incentives from those that have been set up and exist deliberately to flout with impunity the rights of others.”

    “unregulated… therefore potentially dangerous”; LOL.

    I wonder if Brian has heard of the oft-quoted maxim that “the Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it”?

    Probably not.

    Here’s another from his concluding remarks:

    “We will therefore have to think creatively about how we ensure that the law is capable of equal application, and is applied equally and fairly, against the mainstream media and bloggers, tweeters and other amateur online journalists.”

    Dear Brian,

    “You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse to invade our precincts. Many of these problems don’t exist. Where there are real conflicts, where there are wrongs, we will identify them and address them by our means. We are forming our own Social Contract . This governance will arise according to the conditions of our world, not yours. Our world is different.”

    Many thanks,

    The Internet

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh here we go. Flog the bloggers.

    Funny how the internet is so awful when it’s uncovering the establishment’s wrongdoings.

    Does anyone have any idea at all of how many ordinary, innocent folks are harassed, libelled, stalked via the net? Millions.

    Yet do law enforcement care? Do they hell. They just leave fraught victims to it, with destroyed lives, families and businesses.

    When Brian sorts that lot out then I might consider him to be any sort of expert. Until then…well, we’ve seen the power of net users against these types.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good old Levy’s son. Do we have anyone at the top of the tree, be it politics, media, finance, judicial who’s only allegiance is to Britain?. What the hell did my father and his generation fight for?

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