Zero Hedge: “In a bill aimed at securing a “right to be forgotten,” introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), liberal New York politicians would require people to remove ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive’ statements about others…”
The bill: “Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,”
“all search engines and online speakers] shall remove … content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ”
“and without replacing such removed … content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.”
“ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’, or ‘excessive’ shall mean content,”
“which after a significant lapse in time from its first publication,”
“is no longer material to current public debate or discourse,”
“especially when considered in light of the financial, reputational and/or demonstrable other harm that the information … is causing to the requester’s professional, financial, reputational or other interest,”
“with the exception of content related to convicted felonies, legal matters relating to violence, or a matter that is of significant current public interest, and as to which the requester’s role with regard to the matter is central and substantial.””
This is what one can say. Back in the spring of 2011 Obama signed a Grounds Improvement Act in reaction to the Giffords attack, which restricted areas of federal buildings and grounds. Presence there, even unknowingly, was unlawful.
The point is no protesting or assembly, no 1st Amendment free speech.
Who would not think that act has been interpreted during the Pres Trump administration?
Back to the ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’… statements state sen Avella (D-NY) wants to remove, who would not think interpretations would once again be applicable?
I am a communications technology person. How many devices in your residence are using internet today? TV, refrigerator, computers, smartphones, cars, cable/satellite boxes… How efficient is your software at squeezing down the bandwidth when downloading?
A simple way to understand this is to think of all the phone numbers out there, the need for new area codes even in locations a few miles away from you. We have land lines, fax machines, businesses with roll overs, ACD, defined answering machine lines, smart phones… they ran short of 800 numbers long ago. In the early 90’s we split 56k lines for efficiency.
There is only a defined amount of bandwidth, spectrum. In addition to imposing on 1st Amendment rights how is the incessant query to remove inaccurate… statements going to affect the increasing overload on our spectrum?