Nieman Lab: The Offshore Journalism Project would let newsrooms send a “distress signal” when their content is at risk of being lost forever

Nieman Lab: The Offshore Journalism Project would let newsrooms send a “distress signal” when their content is at risk of being lost forever. “PrimaDaNoi.it, which has a staff of four, has since 2010 been subject to 15 right-to-be-forgotten lawsuits, according to Alessandro Biancardi, the site’s editor and publisher. ‘As we publish the verdicts of criminal cases, people attack us and ask us to remove…almost as if they were ordering in a restaurant,’ Biancardi recently told Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Mario Tedeschini-Lalli, the founders of the Offshore Journalism Project — an initiative to ‘maximize free speech’ around the world by ‘exploiting different jurisdictions.’ That is, figuring out ways to let news publishers, especially those from European countries with right-to-be-forgotten laws, preserve their digital work by archiving it in countries with stronger freedom-of-speech laws, namely the United States.”

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