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Censorship: 2011 in Review – Fighting the Internet Blacklist Bill

By Parker Higgins | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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Posted in Censorship, 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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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

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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Can Senator Patrick Leahy Actually Provide The Proof That The COICA Censorship Law Is Needed?

Source: TechDirt This is hardly a surprise, but despite folks like Senator Ron Wyden pointing out the massive problems with Senator Patrick Leahy‘s COICA bill, Leahy intends to push forward with it. What’s amazing is that he even seems to

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The Return Of COICA; Because Censorship Is Cool Again

Source: TechDirt   As expected, Congress is holding hearings as it prepares to reintroduce COICA, a horribly written piece of legislation that effectively gives the US government more powers to censor websites (even beyond the Homeland Security domain seizures) by

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Global Net Crackdown to Shatter ‘Utopian’ Internet: Experts Say

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald – By Ben Grubb Egypt‘s internet shutdown is just the tip of the iceberg and a global net crackdown is inevitable, leading internet experts say. Already the US has moved to implement an internet “kill

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Patriot Act for The Internet On The Horizon

As a result of WikiLeaks, the Obama Administration may introduce a new bill that would allow government officials the ability to spy on Americans through the internet. Meanwhile, an army of hackers rally behind WikiLeaks by shutting down MasterCard and

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Stop The Internet Censorship Law (COICA)!

Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a markup for November 18, 2010 on Section 3804 COICA. It is vitally important that all U.S. citizens get involved and take action to stop this bill

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