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UK Rightsholders Want Web Censorship; Don’t Want The Public To Be A Part Of The Conversation

A whole bunch of you have been pointing to James Firth’s detailed post concerning some leaked information about a “private” meeting of rightsholders, ISPs and the government in the UK to discuss a “voluntary” web censorship system designed to block

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Leaked Proposals Reveal UK Web Censorship Plans

Result of closed-door discussions Ed Vaizey, the UK’s Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, has been taking part in closed meetings with copyright lobbyists, apparently working on a proposal that could amount to internet censorship. Leaked online, the proposed

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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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Government Urges ISPs to Censor Sex Websites

Source: ComputerWeekly.com By Kathleen Hall Internet service providers are being urged by the government to provide access to pornographic websites on an “opt-in” basis. The move is designed to protect children from accessing pornography. “This is a very serious matter.

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