FREE SPEECH FREE SPEECH A Constitutionally Protected
1997 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that
speech on the Internet receives the highest level of
First Amendment protection. The Supreme Court explained
that our cases provide no basis for qualifying the level
of First Amendment scrutiny that should be applied to
this medium, meaning the internet.
- The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
found that "gripe sites" devoted to complaints about
people or businesses were afforded First Amendment protection.
ACLU said. "Consumer
criticism and commentary has long been recognized as
core protected speech. In the context of cyberspace,
that right does not diminish, in fact, it expands."