Originally Posted by Crowley
What does that mean? If Brazil makes a law then it applies to everyone in Brazil. It doesn't affect anyone outside of Brazil. If you don't want to abide by that law then don't enter Brazil. Who are the "others" you are referring to?
Preventing what actions? Genuinely not following you here. US constitutional amendments don't apply to people in Brazil.
Sad to say, the usual benighted US citizen still thinks that his country's laws automatically apply to the rest of the world.
Apple, Google and Microsoft WILL shut up and comply with that Brazilian judge's order without further comments - it's just a matter of excluding that app from the BR stores, which require a billing address in Brazil just like anywhere else. Similar exclusions have happened all over the world for all kinds of infringement, so this will just be another one of them.
I am Brazilian and I fully concur with that order, particularly since freedom of expression, as a fundamental right, requires that the person exercising it be identifiable in order to curb abuse/libel or similar criminal offenses. In other words, you are free to say WHATEVER you want; but you are also liable for any excesses post facto.
The only stance where freedom of expression IS coupled with a right to anonymity concerns established media vehicles and journalists, for which the protection of legitimate sources is equally enshrined in the Constitution.
Laws and rulings are to be obeyed; so there is no need to discuss it any further, just like Mr Griesa gave his stupid ruling against Argentina a while ago...anyone complaining about it in the US?