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Internet Censorship: The Wiki Blackout, One Day Later

Just What, If Anything, Did Wednesday’s Protest Achieve? Not content to leave the battle un-joined, the hacker group Anonymous stepped into the SOPA fray Thursday evening by launching a massive denial of service attack on several SOPA supporters, including Universal

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

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

Who Will Be The First Politician To Be GoDaddy’d?

| By Mike Masnick | Sourced from TechDirt | Having GoDaddy back off its support for SOPA/PIPA is one thing, but it hardly kills off these bills. Politicians are still very much in support of the bills, and both bills are

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Internet Censorship: Lamar Smith Still Thinks It’s Just Google That Opposes SOPA / PIPA

| By Mike Masnick | Sourced from TechDirt| It’s really quite stunning to watch Lamar Smith pull out really out-dated talking points as he gets more and more desperate to defend SOPA, as he discovers that all the vaunted “support”

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Posted in Government Control, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Censorship: 2011 in Review – Fighting the Internet Blacklist Bill

By Parker Higgins | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: How Even Highly-Targeted Censorship Can Lead To Overblocking

By Glyn Moody | Sourced from TechDirt | As the battle rages over SOPA and PIPA, censorship is very much on people’s minds. But there are many different kinds of censorship, operating at different levels of precision. For example, while

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

MythBuster’s Adam Savage: Why PROTECT IP & SOPA Could Destroy The Internet As We Know It

By Mike Masnick | One of the more interesting things that I’ve seen over the last few months as the SOPA/PIPA fight has become more involved, is that people I respect in the entertainment industry itself have been speaking out

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Posted in Free Speech, Internet Censorship

Congress Tries to Pull a Fast One: SOPA Vote Likely This Week

Some annoying news: As was widely reported last Friday, all indications were that the House Judiciary Committee would delay its vote on SOPA for a few weeks.  Now it looks like they might vote this week, if Congress stays in

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Stand Up and Fight: A Week of Action Against Censorship

By Rainey Reitman When the government claims the right to shut down websites by breaking the Domain Name System and forcing search engines to dump user requests to reach a site, there’s only one word for it: censorship. And when

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Google Chairman Assails Anti-Piracy Bills in U.S. Congress

By Eric Engleman Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt assailed Hollywood-backed legislation aimed at curbing online piracy, saying that measures under consideration by the U.S. House and Senate would spur censorship of the Internet. Requiring Internet-service providers and search engines to

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

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