Fighting Flame with Flame?

By Deane Barker on June 17, 2003

Why Europe still doesn’t get the Internet: A European council has decided that if you flame someone, you have to allow them to respond in the same space.

The all-but-final proposal draft says that Internet news organizations, individual Web sites, moderated mailing lists and even Web logs (or ‘blogs’), must offer a ‘right of reply’ to those who have been criticized by a person or organization.

Thank God I learned my lesson before this was passed.