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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

Report: Secret US Government Order Targets WikiLeaks Volunteer

A U.S. news report says the U.S. government obtained a secret court order to force Google Inc. and a small Internet provider to hand over information from the e-mail accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer. A report in The Wall Street

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

A Situation of Parenti Control? Has WikiLeaks Inspired Artist @ExiledSurfer Been Censored, Blocked on US Government Networks?

Re-published from Wikileaks-Movie.com under the Creative Commons License Written by Jacob Andrews @exiledsurfer censored? ArtificialEyes.tv, the website and blog operated by artist and “Wikivisionary” Michael Parenti, appears to have been blocked and censored on at least one U.S. government computer network. While WikiLeaks-Movie.com is

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Posted in Human Rights

Senator Leahy Praises US Gov’t Censorship Of Websites As ICE Takes Another Victory Lap

It really would be kind of funny to watch the US government congratulate itself for censorship of websites if it wasn’t just kind of sad. At a Senate Judiciary committee hearing on intellectual property issues, Senator Patrick Leahy (top 3

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Posted in Human Rights

People Across Political Spectrum Come Out Against COICA Censorship Bill

Source: TechDirt We’ve mentioned before that one of the things we like about intellectual property issues is that they’re truly a non-partisan issue. Unfortunately, traditionally that’s meant that elected officials from both major political parties have been more than happy

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #6. TRAINING TERRORISTS IN FLORIDA

While the administration publicly opposes international terrorism, terrorists are being trained in the United States with its knowledge if not assistance. Guerilla training camps are openly operating in Florida with the knowledge of the Federal government and in apparent violation

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #22. WHO’S GOT THE GOLD?

Was Fort Knox robbed of thousands of tons of gold? This incredible story focuses on some 165.1 million ounces of gold which the United States allegedly lost between 1961 and 1971. In a London Sunday Express article, which appeared on

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How To Get Elected Officials To Actually Hear Our Worries About Censorship: Speak Up!

Source: techdirt EFF‘s Cindy Cohn asked Lofgren a simple question towards the end of Lofgren’s talk, questioning what we in Silicon Valley could actually do so that folks in Washington DC actually understand these issues. Lofgren, at first, seemed unsure

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Mar 1, 1781: Articles of Confederation are Ratified

On this day in 1781, the Articles of Confederation are finally ratified. The Articles were signed by Congress and sent to the individual states for ratification on November 15, 1777, after 16 months of debate. Bickering over land claims between

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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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