Talk:Freedom of information
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In my view, this article is not about the primary 'Freedom of information' topic, which is currently at Freedom of information legislation. Would be better if this article is renamed Freedom of information (Internet)? Any views on this? --Kleinzach 01:47, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
- Actually looking at this again, maybe the easiest thing to do with be to move the first two sentences (first paragraph0 to the beginning of the internet section)? Then the article can cover the subject in a broad way. --Kleinzach 06:50, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
RfC concerning the Lavabit email service
There is a request for comments (RfC) that may be of interest. The RfC is at
At issue is whether we should delete or keep the following text in the Lavabit article:
- Before the Snowden incident, Lavabit had complied with previous search warrants. For example, on June 10, 2013, a search warrant was executed against Lavabit user Joey006@lavabit.com for alleged possession of child pornography.
I suggest replacing the title word INFORMATION with COMMUNICATION
People do not actually have a right to information - particularly when it can be private
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Topic title/name change from "Information" to "Communication"
Rather than Freedom of Information. the title would seem to be more appropriate if changed to Freedom of Communication which more directly relates to freedom of oral communication (speech) and freedom of printed communication (press) and freedom of communication by expression (or simply freedom of expression)
The new title would make more explicit what I see as the real or underlying concept implied in the first amendment of the U.S. constitution rather than those listed by specific modes of communication that were generally used or available at the time of the writing. It would also make clear that Freedom of Internet Communication is included too and any newer modes of communication that technology brings along.
As things stand now, this connection remains blurred although the current title and article come very close.
I have yet to really parse out the entire article for what may be appropriate changes to fit with my suggested title change. I have no sources as such to cite as the conclusion above is based upon my own conclusions.
Opening paragraph is a mess
Access to education and information is not even mentioned. Privacy, as mentioned in another topic below, is another legal principle altogether. There is circular logic in the statement that freedom of information is an extension of freedom of speech, which is fine, but then someone adds that freedom of information is generally understood as freedom of speech. Useless citation.