Australian Anti-Trolling Law Put To The Test After Guy Broadcasts Having Sex Via Skype
from the it's-illegal-to-be-a-jerk-online? dept
If that seems insanely broad, you've noticed the problem. This certainly isn't to suggest that what the guy did was right or even legal. But it's dangerous to use such a broad law. The fact is, any law should be pretty specific. When it's as broad as causing offense on the internet, you've pretty much outlawed almost everything. Anyone can be offended pretty easily at almost anything they find online. The simple fact is that there are some serious jerks online (and these two guys seem to fit into that category easily). But we shouldn't outlaw being a jerk just for the sake of being a jerk.