Meta moment

I did a short segment on NPR’s Bryant Park Project with Rachel Martin this morning – for broadcast tomorrow, Tuesday.  The plan had been to talk about the Cuba OFAC story from last week.  But when I got there they had switched gears – they really wanted to talk about net neutrality instead. So we did an interview about everything.  We talked about registrars freezing web site registrations at the direction of the Treasury Department, about a judge knocking Wikileaks off the internet, and about network access providers filtering/managing internet…

One judge at a time

So you can educate a judge. Bravo to EFF, ACLU and their colleagues for reminding Judge White about the First Amendment and persuading him that a take-down order for an entire bulging web site when you’re worried about a few pages isn’t constitutional. (EFF press release, Judge Dissolves Wikileaks.org Injunction: First Amendment Rights of Internet Users Upheld in Today’s Hearing.) And bravo to the judge for having the grace and judgement to learn and back down. Media coverage said that Judge White’s initial order was a “prior restraint.”:  I have…