ProTest--ProJialed

Owen Byrne owen@permafrost.net
Thu, 06 Mar 2003 09:40:10 -0400


Russell Turpin wrote:

> TomWhore:
>
>> (Quoting NYT): The justice ministers of the European Union have 
>> agreed on laws intended
>> to deter computer hacking and the spreading of computer viruses. But 
>> legal experts say the new measures could pose problems because
>> the language could also outlaw people who organize protests online, 
>> as happened recently, en masse, with protests against a war in Iraq.
>
>
> The EU, and Canada, could really use something
> similar to the US's first amendment.
>
>
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We have this:

Fundamental freedoms    *2.* Everyone has the following fundamental 
freedoms:


    (/a/) freedom of conscience and religion; 

    (/b/) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including
    freedom of the press and other media of communication; 

    (/c/) freedom of peaceful assembly; and 

    (/d/) freedom of association.

    ...

    It would be better without this:

Exception where express declaration    *33.* (1) Parliament or the 
legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act of Parliament 
or of the legislature, as the case may be, that the Act or a provision 
thereof shall operate notwithstanding a provision included in section 2 
or sections 7 to 15 of this Charter.

but the "notwithstanding" clause has not been invoked yet.

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/charter/#droits

Owen