Homemade bombs made easier

Like it or not, the First Amendment provides strong protection for the act of uploading bomb-making instructions to a website. Lee Tien, a specialist in First Amendment issues at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says that the Supreme Court has been quite clear about its reluctance to carve out new areas of jurisprudence that would restrict speech. To do so would open up a nasty can of worms. Bomb-making, noted Tien, is basically applied chemistry and engineering. It’s extraordinarily difficult to draw a clear legal line between what might be deemed permissible scientific instruction and impermissible blueprints for weapons of mass destruction.

Friday, April 26, 2013
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