Daily Archives: January 20, 2019

Techdirt Podcast Episode 195: The EU Endangers Free Speech Online… Again…


Date: January 20, 2019

01) Techdirt Podcast Episode 195: The EU Endangers Free Speech Online… Again

“The latest in the EU’s string of internet regulatory efforts has a new target: terrorist propaganda. Just as with past regulations, the proposed rules seem onerous and insane, creating huge liability for internet platforms that fail to do the impossible. This week, we’re joined by returning guests Daphne Keller from Stanford’s Center For Internet And Society and Emma Llansó from the Center for Democracy and Technology to discuss this most recent danger to online free speech in the EU.”

An innocent man was forced to register as a sex offender for decades. What does N.J. owe him?…


Date: January 20, 2019

01) An innocent man was forced to register as a sex offender for decades. What does N.J. owe him?

“Under state law, those exonerated from crimes they did not commit can sue the state to recoup money for time they spent locked up.

But what’s the current price tag on years of lost job opportunities, estranged family and the stigma of being labeled a sexual predator?

Not a dime.

Now advocates say they’re planning a full-court press to get New Jersey lawmakers to close gaps in how the state compensates victims of wrongful convictions.

A bill before the state Legislature (A1037), introduced last year but still awaiting a vote, would expand access to compensation for those who spent years on sex offender registries or on probation or parole for crimes they didn’t commit.”