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Internet Censorship: China Lifts Ban on IMDB

IMDB

China has unblocked the popular entertainment website IMDB (Internet Movie Database), which has been blocked since 2010. “I know very few cases where a site that’s been blocked for a long time is unblocked,” said Doug Young, a journalism professor

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Special Report: Global Politics Shaken By Social Media (Video)

Beppe Grillo

Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo drew the largest vote for a single party in Italy’s election last month – despite shunning traditional campaign platforms such as TV, in favor of using social media like Facebook to spread his message. Analysts say

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Posted in Special Report, World News

Censorship in America: Who Owns The News?

Daytona 500 - 2013

It went bad at the very end, and started with the #7 car. On the last lap of last Saturday’s NASCAR qualifying heat in Daytona Beach, Florida, the race cars were bunched so tightly together they appeared to be touching.

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Posted in Censorship, Corporate Censorship, Media Censorship

YouTube’s Censorship of Anti-Islam Video Raises Numerous Questions Around Online Free Expression

Re-Published from eff.org (Creative Commons) Written by Jillian C. York. The reactions over the past week to a video, ‘The Innocence of Muslims’—made by an Egyptian-American Christian and later shown by Egyptian television, sparking riots—have varied wildly. While some governments

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Posted in Internet Censorship

World News: Pakistani Protesters March on US Consulate

Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video produced in the United States have clashed with police as they tried to march toward the U.S. Consulate in the southern city of Karachi. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at the

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Posted in World News

Censorship or Sensationalism?

The “Innocence of Muslims” And The Spread Of Internet Rumor Once again, the world is learning the hard way that in the tinderbox of religion and politics, the Internet can be gasoline. This week’s shocking attack on a U.S. consulate

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Posted in Media Censorship

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

Burma: Censorship Abolished In ‘Months’

The head of Burma’s censorship board says a law has been drafted and is awaiting approval. Burma’s censorship chief insisted Wednesday that the country’s censorship board will be abolished in “a matter of months,” despite recent reports of a rollback

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SOPA / PIPA Take a Beating From Activist Groups and YOU!

We’re hearing it from Senate offices, and we’re hearing it from people who’ve been bombarding Washington with calls: The phones in the Capitol have been ringing off the hooks this week. It’s having an impact: just days ago Hollywood’s head

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Even Though SOPA / PIPA Are Hot Topics, Remember DMCA Already Has Significant Problems

A number of folks on both sides of the SOPA/PIPA debates have noted the seeming “irony” that the anti-SOPA/PIPA folks keep pointing to the DMCA and complaining about how SOPA/PIPA will undermine the DMCA. After all, many in the tech

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship, Music Censorship

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