The Iceland of the Internet, Cont’d

Several months ago I posted an item about efforts underway (organized by some of the folks at to

“put together what sounds like a reasonably serious proposal to prepare a jurisdictional “safe haven” for information on the global network, a set of highly-protective laws for anonymity protection, free expression, immunities for information providers, and the like for those who make information available on the net, and it appears that they have some serious supporters in Iceland who are interested in trying to put this into place via legislation.

Now, news comes that it is closer to becoming a reality — Iceland’s parliament has (unanimously) passed legislation to establish Iceland as an Internet “media haven.” Could turn out to be a very interesting development — more information on the proposal is available here.

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