NYTimes Using Geotargeting to Censor Web Stories


Search Engines WEB writes "On advice of legal counsel, this article is unavailable to readers of nytimes.com in Britain."

This is the message readers would have seen if they wanted to view the article about the UK terror investigation on the web, as Bitish law prohibits publication of prejudicial information about the defendants prior to trial.


That's not necessarily censorship, however, as all rights and freedoms are coeval and your right to know what I've been up to does not abrogate or derogate from my right to a fair trial. One can reasonable defer the release of such information until after I've been tried. This system, of course, is as subject as any other to abuse by lawyers exercising their fiduciary obligations in defending or prosecuting me as the case may be.

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