Limitations on Free Speech
- Refers to the legal or ethical restrictions on an individual’s freedom of communicating and expressing their thoughts and ideas freely.
- These restrictions may vary depending on the country, culture, or society, and are often put in place to protect national security, public order, or the rights and reputations of others.
- Some examples of limitations on free speech include hate speech laws, obscenity laws, defamation laws, restrictions on political speech, and restrictions on speech that incites violence or encourages illegal activity.
Extract from Legal Studies Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.