The Digital First Amendment Enforcement Act

Whereas the First Amendment guarantees the right to freedom of speech.

Whereas the Internet has taken over from print and other traditional media in the distribution of speech, both on an individual, one-to-one basis and on a one-to-many basis.

Whereas Internet distribution encompasses what was traditionally considered “printed words”, live and recorded speech, along with live and recorded video, and likely will encompass further means of communication not yet envisioned.

Whereas the First Amendment’s guarantees, unless extended and secured by the dominant media distribution methods of the day is rendered meaningless, an outrage that neither the Founders or contemporary Americans should tolerate.

Therefore it is enacted:

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2 Responses to The Digital First Amendment Enforcement Act

  1. Rick says:

    Cool. So if the citizens are guaranteed a voice in digital media and not just in the open air, then too the citizen can expect no infringement on travel in any form, or where, or when, or why.

  2. WestcoastDeplorable says:

    Karl has the right idea. Personally I think we need a “Fairness Doctrine” for the 21st century that covers not just broadcast media but cable, satellite, and Internet. News must be presented from a neutral POV. If the outlet wants to express opinions it must offer equal and equivalent time to opposing POV’s. And any business using public airwaves must prove service to the community. Sorta kinda like things were prior to Klingon. Or was that Clinton?

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