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Internet Censorship: US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Will Roll Out Gradually

Written by Ernesto Re-Published from TorrentFreak under the Creative Commons License. More than a year after the MPAA and RIAA announced their groundbreaking anti-piracy deal with U.S. Internet providers, the first warning letters are yet to be sent out. Previously,

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Censoring The Pirate Bay is Futile, ISPs Reveal

Written by Ernesto Re-Published from TorrentFreak under the Creative Commons License All around the world the copyright lobby is pushing for increased censorship of ‘pirate’ websites, The Pirate Bay in particular. Thus far this has resulted in court-ordered blockades in

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DMCA: Horrors of a Broad and Automated Censorship Tool

The DMCA was once drafted to protect the interests of copyright holders, allowing them to take infringing content offline. Today, however, the system is systematically abused by rights-holders as an overboard censorship tool. One third of the notices sent to

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression

Internet Censorship: Google Now Censors The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, 4Shared and More

Google has expanded its search blacklist to include many of the top file-sharing sites on the Internet, including The Pirate Bay. The changes were quietly processed and appear to be broader than previous additions. Google’s blacklist prevents the names of

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

The Pirate Bay Adds Domain to Bypass Court Order

Showing how futile Internet censorship can be, The Pirate Bay has registered a new domain name to allow Belgian users to access the site and bypass a recent court order. For just a few dollars, The Pirate Bay should now

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Google Censorship Initiative Thwarted by ‘Gee! No Evil!’ Add-On

Earlier this year Google launched a piracy blacklist and began filtering keywords from its Instant and Autocomplete services. A necessary measure to counter online copyright infringement according to the search giant, but not everyone agrees. To partially undo Google’s censorship

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Posted in Human Rights

Pirate Bay, MegaUpload & Others Blocked By Government Order

In what appears to be a memo sent to ISPs by the regulator of Internet industries in Malaysia, all service providers have been ordered to completely block various file-sharing sites including The Pirate Bay, MegaVideo and other hosting services. The

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Posted in Human Rights

Piracy Politics Fuel Internet Censorship

Source: TorrentFreak Internet censorship is a hot topic in 2011, but also one that reveals the disturbing double-standards of politicians and governments around the world. This week U.S. Senator Dick Durbin sent China’s largest search engine a letter asking them

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Homeland Security Wants Mozilla to Pull “Domain Seizure” Add-On

Source: TorrentFreak Homeland Security’s ICE unit is not happy with a Firefox add-on that allows the public to circumvent the domains seizures carried out during the past several months. In an attempt to correct this ‘vulnerability’ in their anti-piracy strategy,

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BTjunkie Starts Proxy to Bypass Italian Blockade

Source: TorrentFreak – By Ernesto A few days ago an Italian court ordered all ISPs to block subscriber access to BTjunkie, leaving hundreds of thousands of Italians with the task of finding a new torrent site. Or perhaps not? Just

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