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.
The attack in France by gunmen has been seen by many as an attack on free speech by terrorists. While many are now rallying to protect free speech, interior ministers of Europe are calling for swift removal of certain kinds of content on the internet.
A US marine veteran is in custody after making comments on Facebook about 9/11 conspiracy theories. In addition to being detained, he is reportedly being forced to undergo psychiatric testing as well. For me, this case disturbs me, but for reasons no one else seems to be even covering at all.
The American election campaign seems to have been crossing over into Internet rights recently. This latest development involves Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. A report has surfaced that says that there was a promise to “vigorously” crack down on pornography.