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The Pirate Bay Adds Domain to Bypass Court Order

Showing how futile Internet censorship can be, The Pirate Bay has registered a new domain name to allow Belgian users to access the site and bypass a recent court order. For just a few dollars, The Pirate Bay should now

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Reject the PROTECT IP Act: Write to Your Lawmakers

The PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) is a threatening sequel to last year’s COICA Internet censorship bill that would—like its predecessor—invite Internet security risks, threaten online speech, and hamper Internet innovation. Urge your members of Congress to reject this dangerous bill!

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, 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

Technology Trumps ICE Domain Seizures: Browser Plugin Fix Created In Just Days

Source: TechDirt As Homeland Security continues to defend the actions of ICE seizing domains names without real due process or concern for prior restraint, it’s not surprising that technologists are quickly designing systems to route around such hamfisted attempts to

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Censorship Fears Over Police Lobbying to Close Websites

Source: The Telegraph Police are seeking powers to effectively shut down websites they believe are engaged in criminal activity, prompting fears of increased censorship online.   At a meeting in London on Monday, authorities including the Metropolitan Police and the

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Nobody Wants the New .XXX Sex Domain

Source: ABC – By Robbie Swan Over the last few years we’ve seen various attempts by governments to censor and control the Internet. China has sort to stop criticism of its policies and to suppress the views of dissidents by

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Posted in Internet Censorship

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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Stop The Internet Blacklist

By David Segal and Aaron Swartz When it really matters to them, Congressmembers can come together — with a panache and wry wit you didn’t know they had. As banned books week gets underway, and President Obama admonishes oppressive regimes

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Posted in Human Rights

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