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Stand Up and Fight: A Week of Action Against Censorship

By Rainey Reitman When the government claims the right to shut down websites by breaking the Domain Name System and forcing search engines to dump user requests to reach a site, there’s only one word for it: censorship. And when

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Oregon Senator Wyden Freezes Second Internet Censorship Bill

A U.S. Senator from Oregon has once again taken a stand against his own party to defend what he sees as the inherent right to free speech on the Internet, placing a hold on a bill that could force search

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U.S. Denounces Internet Censorship Worldwide While Pushing For More Censorship At Home

Portions of this article were sourced from psfk.com Lawmakers have been trying for years to thwart online piracy. Then in 2010, COICA, or S.3804 Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, was born. COICA met with a load of resistance because

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Posted in Human Rights

Piracy Politics Fuel Internet Censorship

Source: TorrentFreak Internet censorship is a hot topic in 2011, but also one that reveals the disturbing double-standards of politicians and governments around the world. This week U.S. Senator Dick Durbin sent China’s largest search engine a letter asking them

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Son Of COICA: PROTECT IP Act Will Allow For Broad Censorship Powers, Even Granted To Copyright Holders

Source: TechDirt As expected, it appears that a new version of COICA is on its way, and it looks like those behind it have ramped up their efforts to make the positioning sound better. Rather than COICA, it’s been renamed

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Posted in Human Rights

Senator Wyden Warns That Domain Seizures And COICA Undermine Internet Freedom

Source: TechDirt Senator Wyden continues to be one of the few politicians actually concerned about the impact of the government’s expansive view towards seizing domain names and stifling speech online. His latest is to point out that Homeland Security‘s strategy

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Posted in Human Rights

People Across Political Spectrum Come Out Against COICA Censorship Bill

Source: TechDirt We’ve mentioned before that one of the things we like about intellectual property issues is that they’re truly a non-partisan issue. Unfortunately, traditionally that’s meant that elected officials from both major political parties have been more than happy

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Has U.S. Already Begun Censoring the Internet?

Source: Yahoo News – By Todd Jacobs COMMENTARY | With Middle East countries in turmoil the subject of Internet censorship has been a major focal point of the civil unrest. The civil protests and unrest in the Middle East were

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How To Get Elected Officials To Actually Hear Our Worries About Censorship: Speak Up!

Source: techdirt EFF‘s Cindy Cohn asked Lofgren a simple question towards the end of Lofgren’s talk, questioning what we in Silicon Valley could actually do so that folks in Washington DC actually understand these issues. Lofgren, at first, seemed unsure

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Defining Internet ‘Freedom’: Ars Interviews Senator Al Franken

Source: Wired.com – By Nate Anderson Since winning election to the U.S. Senate in 2008, Al Franken (D-Minnesota) has become one of that chamber’s top net neutrality defenders. With the House uninterested in compromise on the issue, the real push

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