Spanish Web Law Sparks Debate

freedom       2002-05-01 
A law pending in Spain's Congress has sparked a national debate over how far the government should go in regulating websites.
Critics charge that the LSSI bill (La Ley de Servicios de la Sociedad de la Informacion y de Comercio Electronico ) would allow a "competent administrative authority" in government to shut down websites unilaterally -- a power that now requires court approval.