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Internet Censorship: Copyright Enforcement Vs. Censorship — Impact Of ‘Megaupload’ Case

Joss Wright, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, speaks to RFE/RL correspondent Ron Synovitz about the possible impact of the Megaupload copyright case on Internet freedoms around the world. RFE/RL:

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Senate Bill 978 – Get Felony Charge & Thrown In Jail for “Illegal Streaming”

Efforts to harness law enforcement resources in the service of copyright enforcement continue apace. Last Thursday, the so-called “illegal streaming” bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (although that’s still some way away from becoming law). The bill would increase criminal

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Posted in Human Rights

Secret Censors Could Cripple the Internet

The Open Rights Group has published details of secret plans to censor the internet – plans which, if implemented, would probably see the ORG site booted off the net for copyright infringement. The plans are being developed by a motley

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Posted in Human Rights

Google Censorship Initiative Thwarted by ‘Gee! No Evil!’ Add-On

Earlier this year Google launched a piracy blacklist and began filtering keywords from its Instant and Autocomplete services. A necessary measure to counter online copyright infringement according to the search giant, but not everyone agrees. To partially undo Google’s censorship

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Posted in Human Rights

Music Industry Sues ISP to Censor The Pirate Bay

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Anonymous Targets NZ Govt Over Copyright Laws (VIDEO)

Source: 3news.co.nz – By Dan Satherley Online activist collective Anonymous has delivered a message to the New Zealand Government, opposed to the passing of the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. In a video posted on the group’s YouTube page,

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Who Decides What You See Online?

Source: Index on Censorship Ed Vaizey, the UK Minister currently looking at the coalition government’s internet policy, last week confirmed that he is discussing a voluntary website blocking scheme with internet service providers and representatives from the creative industries. According

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Mar 6, 2001: The Death Spiral of Napster Begins

In the year 2000, a new company called Napster created something of a music-fan’s utopia—a world in which nearly every song ever recorded was instantly available on your home computer—for free. Even to some at the time, it sounded too

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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

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