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6. RE: Why you don't have freedome of speech in WoW Dec 16, 2009, 18:10 unaloony
 
The reason you don't have free speech in WoW is because WoW tells people they have no right to free speech in WoW. The article cites to no authorities because there are no legal authorities on point .... no one has yet alleged (to my knowledge) that online games are 'quasi public forums' similar in function as a shopping mall. Political speech and artistic expression (otherwise not obscene or inciteful of injury) are constitutionally protected in places where the public traditionally meet. Originally, the government always provided a 'commons' where people could speak When people started gathering more in privately provided spaces, e.g. shopping malls, the rules changed and were extended to 'quasi public forums'. There is no legal reason why WoW could not be considered a 'quasi public forum.' Don't let WoW or Linden Labs or other virtual community providers to tell you you don't have rights without proving it.

This article is pure poppycock of a commercial business aimed at increasing its profits and without an interest in ensuring that the rights to freedom of expression which we enjoy in the US will be protected as society becomes more virtualized.

Im posting this here because there are more intelligent readers here who might like to be spared the hysteria produced by such poor reporting, and, because for some reason the forum was rejecting my comments.
 
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>> 6. Dec 16, 18:10 RE: Why you don't have freedome of speech in WoW unaloony
  8. Dec 16, 23:53  Re: RE: Why you don't have freedome of speech in WoW Narf2029
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  12. Dec 17, 23:51 Re: It's their world .. you don't like it, keep out unaloony
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