1st Amendment Question

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Illum, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Illum


    First I want to thank mod for request on deleting post I made in another thread. Then I have a question if anyone has advice.

    This is a hypothetical question.

    If let's say, hackers have hacked emails of a fund. They put up the entire email box. Inbox, Sent Items etc etc. They use a service like Tor, some kind of hidden internet to block their ip.

    Now the hacker is in danger for hacking, therefor uses hidden ips.

    My question is about our liability. Now many people read climitegate emails. Many have read wiki-leaks. Assange did more than read, he posted. If we click on a site that has posted emails and discuss these emails, are we violating anything?

    In a hypothetical situation. It could be a big story the hacker has uncovered. Like say a large investment bank is involved in insider trading..... Bigger story than any SAC insider trading, much bigger than Martha Stewart. This would be a blockbuster. So I would assume it goes big, in this hypothetical situation. However...

    Would I be allowed to read, talk about these emails? I'm unsure of my rights.
  2. It depends on 3 things:
    1. Who is listening to what you have to say
    2. How much power they have over you
    3. Is what you have to say favorable to them