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HATE-SPEECH HEARING

Lawyer spells out sweeping impact of ruling

Adverse decision would force shutdown of all Internet message boards, tribunal told

KIRK MAKIN

JUSTICE REPORTER

September 17, 2008

Every Internet message board in the country will have to shut down if an Ontario man - Marc Lemire - is found liable for vile comments that were posted on his website, a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal was told yesterday.[...]

Read more at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080917.LEMIRE17/TPStory/National

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Double ouch.

If this holds true, let that be a black day for Internet Message boards in Canada. ;(

Sanosuke!

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Mr. Christie is a nutbar and I say that from having to deal with him face-to-face, but although he is dealing in hyperbole here, there is a valid point to his arguement.

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