- Apr 4, 2014
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Jan - you should also perhaps link to the discussion paper
17. (1) Any person who unlawfully and intentionally-
(a) makes available, broadcasts or distributes;
(b) causes to be made available, broadcast or distributed; or
(c) assists in making available, broadcasts or distributes,
through a computer network or an electronic communications network, to a specific person or the general public, a data message which advocates, promotes or incites hate, discrimination or violence against a person or a group of persons, is guilty of an offence.
(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) is liable, on conviction to a fine or imprisonment not exceeding 2 years.
It's scary because of how the ANC will interpret it and use it.
Is it just me or is Section 17 a little scary for folks who operate forums or who offer comments on their blogs?