"I think it is extremely disturbing that Twitter is taking down tweets that merely have links to news articles in them"

And people still think copyright is a good thing? You can not have a legitimate democracy when a small elite get to dictate speech. There was no due process here nor court order. Censorship should be prohibited no matter how distasteful or undermining of another's interest it is. I do not want another Holocaust.


@mr_penguin DMCA takedowns don't demonstrate the illegitimacy of copyright any more than lynchings demonstrate the illegitimacy of punishing violent crime. The problem is twofold: (1) a law in which the accused is presumed guilty and (2) Twitter's inclination to take down tweets arbitrarily.

"Democracy" shouldn't be the issue. The majority has no more of a right to dictate speech than a small elite has.



And you are right about it the majority having no more right to dictate than the minority. The story I was reverencing has to do with the DMCA being used by private interests to control the speech of others.

@mr_penguin I agree on that point. I think you expressed yourself more clearly this time around. Thanks.

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