Talk:free speech

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Is this completely synonymous with freedom of speech[edit]

Is this completely synonymous with freedom of speech? If so we should use a "translations- see ___" thing. ---> Tooironic 06:00, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I believe you are correct. :) -- Cirt (talk) 19:45, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
  • 2003, Mike Godwin, Cyber Rights, The MIT Press, ISBN 0262571684, page 2:
    The term free speech, which appears in this book's subtitle as well as in its text, is used more or less interchangeably with freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of expression to refer to all of the expressive rights guaranteed by the forty-five words of the First Amendment, as interpreted by the U.S. courts.
This supports the above comment. -- Cirt (talk) 05:26, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
Could "free speech" sometimes refer to the actual speech that is made under this law, while "freedom of speech" refers only to the law? Equinox 23:14, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
Nope. "Free speech" is interchangeable with its parent, "freedom of speech". -- Cirt (talk) 05:34, 2 March 2012 (UTC)