Just days after Bell’s plan to censor the Internet was exposed, new details are emerging that says Shaw is joining the call to censor the Internet. The caveat here is that Shaw wants court oversight.
With Canadian ISPs and representatives from the copyright industry drafting a proposal to block websites, we decided to do a little digging of our own to examine the practicalities of implementing such a thing.
Bell Canada, one of Canada’s largest ISPs, is drafting a proposal that would task the CRTC to create mandatory website censorship and blocking.
For some American’s, Internet censorship may seem like a problem found in distant countries. More recently, however, lawmakers are considering legislation that would bring censorship onto US shores.
British parliamentarians have approved of Theresa May’s snap election. The question some may have is what will happen to the Digital Economy Bill?
As the clock ticks down towards passage, the Open Rights Group has blasted the Digital Economy Bill. Among the concerns, the group says it is a “privacy disaster waiting to happen”.
Reports are surfacing that Canada will begin implementing the hugely controversial Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement. They say most of it will kick in on July 1.
In two days, the UK Digital Economy Bill will reach the report stage. This is the second to last step before clearing the House of Lords.
Accusations of abuse are flying in Australia right now. A construction company has demanded an ISP block another construction website based on claims of copyright infringement. The demand is going to be tested in court.
Content filtering and calls to break encryption for governments around the world have been growing in recent weeks. Now, in the midst of increased rhetoric to allow governments to attack internet infrastructure, one analysis shows that the idea of filtering the Internet in Europe could be illegal.