Are UK science fiction authors Glorifying Terrorism ?
[via Charlie Stross - Charlie's Diary]
It's an anthology of science fiction stories dedicated to demonstrating the asinine nature of this piece of reactionary and censorious rubbish by breaking the law.
Encouragement etc. of terrorism
- Encouragement of terrorism
- Dissemination of terrorist publications
- Application of ss. 1 and 2 to internet activity etc.
- Giving of notices under s. 3
Featuring illegal stories by Kathryn Allen, Chaz Brenchley, Marie Brennan, Hal Duncan, Suzette Haden Elgin, Kira Franz, Van Aaron Hughes, Davin Ireland, Gwyneth Jones, Vylar Kaftan, Lucy Kemnitzer, H. H. Løyche, Ken MacLeod, Una McCormack, Adam Roberts, Elizabeth Sourbut, Katherine Sparrow, Kari Sperring, myself [Charlie Stross], Rachel Swirsky, Lavie Tidhar, James Trimarco, Jo Walton, Ian Watson, and Ian Whates, this is the most political SF anthology published in the UK for a very long time.
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (Paperback) by Farah Mendlesohn (Editor)
Paperback: 261 pages
Publisher: Rackstraw Press (Nov 2006)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 inches
How long before the publishers Rackstraw, or Amazon.co.uk , or Charlie Stross, or even this blog get served with a Section 3 takedown notice for "Encouraging terrorism", something which only requires the "opinion of a police constable", and which can be applied to websites anywhere in the world and which could lead to imprisonment for up to 7 years and / or an unlimited fine ?
This is a serious enough offence to allow for extradition to the United Kingdom if so desired by the Kafkaesque bureaucracy.
See our previous blog article: "Lawyerbots" and "takedown notices" - what about notices under Section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2006 ?