Sorry for a flaming title of this thread but I am getting more and more pissed not at what is occurring in Europe and their so called "hate-speech laws" but the lack of response to it. We have 500,000 march against the war in Iraq (read: anti-American bandwagonees and out of ideals Communists) and yet nothing on these gag laws? Folks, I've said this before and I will say it again, you take extreme right and you take the extreme left and the result is the same! It appears that EU wants to expand on their hate-speech laws. The Council of Europe has adopted a measure that would criminalize Internet hate speech, including hyperlinks to pages that contain offensive content. The provision, which was passed by the council's decision-making body (the Committee of Ministers), updates the European Convention on Cybercrime. Specifically, the amendment bans "any written material, any image or any other representation of <u>ideas or theories</u> (can you believe how general that doozy is?), which advocates, promotes or incites hatred, discrimination or violence, against any individual or group of individuals, based on race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin, as well as religion if used as pretext for any of these factors." I love this final statement: "If European countries adopt the (anti-racism) amendment of the European Council in their legislatures, they'll also be able to block websites from the U.S.A., despite the First Amendment." The Chinese, the Persians, Saudis, etc... want to OPEN up the net, while the Europeans want to close it down. Edit: In my passion, I forgot the link to the story.