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The Connection Between Wikileaks Censorship And PROTECT IP: Censorship Through Cutting Off Service Providers

The always thought-provoking Yochai Benkler, has a new paper, which, unfortunately (and pointlessly given Benkler’s key points — see update below), is locked up behind an MIT paywall. It explores the “new vector” for censorship found in both the attacks

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Court Refuses to Return Seized Domain Name, Claims Shutting Down Speech Doesn’t Cause a Substantial Hardship

Written by Corynne McSherry In a cursory opinion issued today that left us scratching our heads, a federal judge has ruled that the government does not have to return a domain name seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), because

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Son Of COICA: PROTECT IP Act Will Allow For Broad Censorship Powers, Even Granted To Copyright Holders

Source: TechDirt As expected, it appears that a new version of COICA is on its way, and it looks like those behind it have ramped up their efforts to make the positioning sound better. Rather than COICA, it’s been renamed

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Posted in Human Rights

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