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BPI Using Newzbin2 Ruling To Seek Much Broader Censorship Of Sites It Doesn’t Like In The UK

md1500 points us to news that will surprise absolutely no one. Apparently BPI (the UK version of the RIAA) is using the Newzbin2 ruling to seek broad censorship over a variety of websites it doesn’t like: The first likely step,

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship

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

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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Posted in Human Rights

Has The MPAA Really Changed?

The MPAA announced in 2007 that the Members of the ratings board, now known as The Classification and Ratings Administration, would be made “public.” They also announced that the appeals process would be overhauled and streamlined with a more “fair”

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