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Culver City offers “free” wifi with just one price: Your First Amendment rights

John Mitchell has an excellent explanation of Culver City’s announced terms for offering free wifi access to “the Internet.” It’s free, but they get to decide which sites you can go to. Further, by pressing the “yes” button, you explicitly agree to waive your First Amendment rights.

From a legal standpoint, it is the same as if the Culver City public library were offering you free access to newspapers, but was first clipping out the articles it didn’t like and making you agree not to sue for censorship if you wanted to read what was left.

President Bush was perspicacious when during the 2006 debates he referred to “the internets.”. [Tags: ]

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