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Copyright Censorship versus Free Speech and Human Rights; Excessive Fines and the Eighth Amendment

Written by Stephan Kinsella In a recent Techdirt post, France: Copyright Is More Important Than Human Rights, Mike Masnick points out that France’s Nicolas Sarkozy, “a strong supporter of more draconian copyright laws, … has also been talking about the

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

French Government Plans to Extend Internet Censorship

A draft executive order would give various French government agencies the power to take down or block Internet content they deem harmful. Critics see a vast censorship scheme that would allow for “arbitrary” take-downs. The order will implement Article 18

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Posted in Human Rights

France Detains Several People Enforcing Veil Ban

Just over a month after France enacted a controversial face-veil ban, the government says it has detained several dozen women wearing the veils, but that enforcing the legislation appears to be going smoothly. From Paris, Lisa Bryant takes a look

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

France Lobbies G8 for Internet Control and Censorship

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Posted in Human Rights

France’s Veil Ban Goes Into Effect

Source: VOA – By Lisa Bryant   France becomes the first country to enforce a ban against the niqab, or Muslim face veil Monday, when new legislation comes into force. Friday prayer service at Fraternite — or Brotherhood – Mosque

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship