Should Using the Internet Be a Crime?

I think it’s safe to say that the Internet is the greatest tool for the distribution of ideas ever invented. Unfortunately, that means it is also the greatest tool for the distribution of bad ideas — including the idea that people should be killed for their beliefs (for more on dangerous “viral” ideas, check out this video of a talk philosopher Dan Dennett gave to the TED conference). But should posting those kinds of ideas on the Web be a crime? It looks as though it has become one in Britain.

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