Saturday, May 21, 2011
Fighting for the right to gossip
Two friends in a pub.
Jeremy - "I heard a football player is suing Twitter. He had an affair apparently."
Jemima - "Careful. You cannot say that sort of thing. People may be listening."
Jeremy - "This is a free country. I can talk about anything I want. This isn't 1984 or the Minority Report."
Jemima - "Things have changed. We can only talk about facts and figures and have sources and references to back them up."
Jeremy - "My mate at work told me it was a Big Brother contestant."
Jemima - "How ironic is that?"
Jeremy - "Imogen Thomas and what's his name?"
A policeman walks in and points a gun at Jeremy's head.
Policeman - "You are under arrest for breaching the Hot Gossip Act 2011. Anything you say maybe ..."
This is the way it is going in the UK. A few duffer judges and "we are above the law rich celebrities" are pushing us into a censorship rules OK armageddon.
The fight for freedom of speech starts today.
So we have a confession. It was us who posted the @InjunctionSuper allegations.
See you in court.