Freedom of speech
Publishing and passing on text, film or images on the Internet is, as a general rule, protected by freedom of expression, also in cases where what is published is perceived as provocative or offensive.
However, freedom of speech does not mean that it is permissible to "say everything on the Internet". Freedom of expression is limited, for example, when it undermines another's privacy or when it appears threatening, racist, defamatory or pornographic. In addition, freedom of expression is limited by intellectual property rights and rules on marketing. The restriction can affect both the person making the primary statement and the relayer.
- Section 100 of the Constitution
- ECHR Article 10
- Personal Information Act §7
- Criminal Code ch. 23 (Defamation)
- Penal Code § 431 (Editor's responsibility)
- Damages Compensation Act § 3-6
- The Discrimination Act
- Section 2 of the Copyright Act
- Section 45 c of the Copyright Act
- Section 15 of the Marketing Act
- Section 25 of the Marketing Act
- Sections 16-18 of the E-commerce Act