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Is threatening to get sued over posting a link a violation of free speech?

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    Wanted to know all your opinion's on this subject. All forums have there rules but in general what do you all think? The web is becoming more and more strict soon we won't even be able to log on without giving our real identity.

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    Sorry, I don't understand your question.
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    It is getting pretty police state like in some forums. In many forums it's to control where people shop.
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    Do you have a problem with this forum in particular?
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    No problem with this forum just don't thank that any forum should restrict web activities other than porn on family sites or things like that

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    This forum is a private forum and you did agree to follow all of the forum rules when you joined.
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    And that's what I said in my op all forums have there own rules

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    General question?????

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    Then start your own forum and make your own rules.
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    I think he the O.P. was just asking a general type question, and it was not aimed at this forum in any way.
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    Yes, I understand that. Every forum has rules, so if you don't agree with them, your best chance of getting the rules you want is starting your own forum.
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    If one wish's to start their own forum they always can do it. But I don't think it was ever the idea or the intent of the O.P. posters post.
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    The point is, unless any forum's rules violate laws, they can make whatever rules they like. Free speech is not the right to say or post whatever you like, whenever you like, wherever you like. When it comes to forums, rules can be arbitrary. That's why I responded to OP's question as I did.
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    This thread has been moved to the off topic forum.
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    Runningbear--please allow the OP to speak for himself and speak of his intent here. We cannot speak about what the intent is unless he posts back.

    Thank you!
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    Post was not meant to be an attack on this forum or any other forum. I was just wanting to know if anyone on here is noticing a bit bigger pinch all over the web?? In general.

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    The Web covers the world, so I'd say yes given restrictions in content by governments in various countries. I won't go into specifics because politics aren't allowed on this forum. Tech advances have made it easier both to block and get around things, though.

    If you mean are certain forums enforcing rules more strictly, I'd also say yes, partly because there's more enforcement of copyrights and intellectual property rights.

    But the gripe about not linking to verboten vendors on a certain forum sounds arbitrary. Maybe the site is getting money for referrals, which is perfectly legal.
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    Right now, YouTube is banned in a certain country. I am not allowed to state here what I think of that because it's political, and our rules forbid it. I accept that. We have freedom of speech within the rules, and that's good enough for me. If the rules change and I find I cannot follow them or enforce them, I leave the forum and its as simple as that.
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    Yes, agree with you. It makes it hard to discuss tech business, because so much of it can be political, but I get why this forum and others have such rules. Oftentimes on forums, discussion degenerates quickly without such rules.
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