Corporate Speech

British tobacco companies are upset about some regulatory restrictions on advertising:

Tobacco companies have launched a High Court challenge to strict restrictions on advertising at the point of sale.
The regulations, contained in the 2002 Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act, limit the size and location of promotional material in retail outlets.
But the manufacturers say they are an unlawful interference with their commercial freedom of speech under human rights laws.
If these businesses want human rights then they should get what they wish. Let’s start with the elimination of limited liability and all the other government granted special favors that swathe corporations.
Once they are structured as humans then, and only then, does it make sense for them to raise the flag of human rights.
Via Vice Squad.