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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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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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When Censorship Holds Sway, Justice Weeps

Source: SMU Daily Campus.com – By Joe Richardson The president should never be given unchecked control over the Internet Governments have a curious habit of silencing the voices that don’t agree with them. For centuries the gods of tyranny basked

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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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MasterCard’s Support for COICA Threatens A Free And Open Internet

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation – By Julie Samuels In the last months of 2010, the WikiLeaks wars reminded transparency activists of something copyright and trademark lawyers know all too well – online speech is only as strong as the many

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Customs Boss Defends Internet Censorship; Says More Is On The Way

Source: techdirt – By Mike Masnick Over at the State of the Net conference in Washington DC today, John Morton, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at Homeland Security felt it was time to defend ICE’s seizure of

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The Companies Who Support Censoring The Internet

Source: techdirt A group of companies sent a letter to to Attorney General Eric Holder and ICE boss John Morton today (with cc’s to VP Joe Biden, Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano, IP Czar Victoria Espinel, Rep. Lamar Smith, Rep.

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Seeking Contributors

Censorship in America is seeking contributors to help grow our article base, and increase awareness of censorship and First Amendment issues – many of which do not make the news because they are specific to a certain location. If you

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