Absolutely groundbreaking legal approach to takedown

James Firth james2 at jfirth.net
Tue Dec 20 14:09:56 GMT 2011

This really is worth reading from law professor Andrew Murray at LSE.

It's a novel privacy order to reduce online availability of stolen sexually
explicit pictures to protect a non-celebrity from harassment.

The idea is to identify and serve orders on torrent seeders. Not sure what I
think about this, it's obviously a worthy aim, is sensitive to free speech
etc, but will have ramifications and I'm not sure whether it will have any
effect on availability via other means from sources outside UK jurisdiction.

There's also a risk of some kind of backlash, although Andrew hopes for no
"Streisand Effect".

Worth a read:

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James Firth

CEO, Open Digital Policy Organisation

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