Topic: censorship

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SalanietaT (SalaTamanikaiwaimaro)

US requests China website censoring details #censorship #WTO #Trade #Privacy #IGF11

2 years 43 weeks ago

tanzmax (massimiliano tanzini)

RT @pressfreedom Demonstration in Rome against Govt 'gag law' #Italy #censorship #igf11

2 years 46 weeks ago

asteris (Asteris Masouras)

RT @pressfreedom Demonstration in Rome against Govt 'gag law' #Italy #censorship #igf11

2 years 46 weeks ago

WebofTomorrow (The Web of Tomorrow)

RT @Nasmadass: The Business of Human Rights- #Google: we are experiencing a very 'sad' situation in China #censorship #IGF #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

asteris (Asteris Masouras)

RT @Nasmadass: The Business of Human Rights- #Google: we are experiencing a very 'sad' situation in China #censorship #IGF #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

Nasmadass (Nasma)

The Business of Human Rights- #Google: we are experiencing a very 'sad' situation in China #censorship #IGF #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

humanrightsSEA (weluvhumanrights)

#Japan must not online #censorship on #nuclear related information & #media! #IGF11

2 years 46 weeks ago

wfdanet (WFDA)
2 years 47 weeks ago

juliainfinland (Julia in Finland)

RT @JoonasD6: For people proposing #censorship as a solution for child protection, PLEASE read this and reconsider: #edri #IGF11

2 years 47 weeks ago

MalaysiaForAll (Richard Loh)
2 years 47 weeks ago

Associated blog posts

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Are there countries whose situations worsened with the arrival of the internet? I've been arguing that there are lots of examples of countries where technology diffusion has helped democratic institutions deepen. And there are several examples of countries where technology diffusion has...

1 year 17 weeks ago View original post.

I have a "We the People" petition up on the White House website to decrease the US government funding to the ITU from $11M/year to the minimum $22K/year and minimize the USG head-count at meetings, with all of the reclaimed resources going to support Internet governance and...

1 year 30 weeks ago View original post.

In the spirit of shining more light on how government actions could affect users, Google Inc. in early 2010, began periodically sharing number of government requests received in what it calls the "Transparency Report." Today Google released its sixth update to Transparency Report with data about government requests from January to...

1 year 40 weeks ago View original post.

A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia. The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites without a trial. The law was approved by both houses of parliament and signed by President Vladimir Putin in July.

Read full story:...

1 year 41 weeks ago View original post.

Brazil has been on the news lately, and not for good reasons: an electoral judge order the arrest of Google's Director in Brazil for not complying with a court decision that ordered the removal a YouTube video with allegedly defamatory content.

A lot has been said about this, but it seems that many people got it wrong, so let's recap some of the misinterpretations that circulated...

1 year 46 weeks ago View original post.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has objected to a number of proposed new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) including .porn, .sexy, .wine, .bar and .bible, according to records of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). "Many societies and cultures consider homosexuality to be contrary to their culture, morality or religion. The creation of a gTLD string which promotes...

2 years 5 days ago View original post.

Forbes just published this article that's being shared all over my facebook friends feed.

I left a comment on the article that I've copied and pasted here, as it is just about long enough to qualify as a CircleID post by itself.

2 years 1 week ago View original post.

Here's a good opportunity to share with your friends and coworkers on Twitter, as well as other Declaration supporters and signers what The Declaration of Internet Freedom principles personally mean to you, why you value these principles and how these issues effect your life.

To encourage further...

Originally blogged by: Mera Szendro Bok
2 years 1 week ago View original post.

Brendan Sasso reporting in the Hill: "Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), issued a statement late Wednesday slamming Russia for passing a bill that would allow the government to blacklist certain websites. He said...

2 years 5 weeks ago View original post.

A new IETF draft has been published that specifies a new HTTP status code for legally restricted resources. That is, if the government restricts your access to the web page, return this code (similar to how something not found is a 404).

The error code: 451.

From the...

2 years 7 weeks ago View original post.

Reply to: Ethiopia Shows That Congress Is Right to Be Worried About UN Control of the Internet post on June 20, 2012

Most international Medias picked the story wrong. And I see it being repeated. It is true that there is some legislative...

2 years 8 weeks ago View original post.

Today a key committee in the US Congress approved a resolution opposing United Nations "control over the Internet." While some in the Internet community have dismissed the bipartisan effort as mere political grandstanding, recent actions by some UN Member States show that lawmakers have good reason to be worried.


2 years 8 weeks ago View original post.

The debate about the control of the internet is intensifying, with interesting discussions expected later on this year in Dubai at the WCIT conference organised by the ITU.

Over the last 25 years the industry has moved from being mainly telephony-based to being mainly IP-based, and many say that what is now at stake is the future of the internet as we know it at this point in...

2 years 8 weeks ago View original post.

For those worried about the threat of a state-based takeover of the Internet, there is no need to obsess over the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) exclusively. Three Chinese engineers are proposing a way to alter Internet standards to partition the Internet into autonomously administered national networks, using the domain name system (DNS). The idea was not proposed in...

2 years 8 weeks ago View original post.

The WCITLeaks site hit pay dirt this past Friday. Someone leaked the 212-page planning document being used by governments to prepare for the December conference. Mr. Dourado summarized: "These proposals show that many ITU member states want to use international agreements to regulate the Internet by crowding out bottom-up institutions, imposing charges for international communication, and...

2 years 9 weeks ago View original post.

As spearhead of the Yes2DotAfrica Campaign, I recently wrote a letter on behalf of DCA, to the Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, Senator Jay Rockefeller which was also copied to other U.S. leaders and officials to express support for the present status quo on Global Internet Goverenance and a Reaffirmation of the Mult-stakeholder...

2 years 10 weeks ago View original post.

Afilias Limited, an Ireland-based global provider of registry services for top-level Internet domains, announced that it is the first European company to gain observer status with the Global Network Initiative (GNI). The GNI is a multi-stakeholder initiative comprised of companies and other stakeholders in the global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry that are...

2 years 11 weeks ago View original post.

Internet freedom is under threat from governments around the world, including the United States, warned Vint Cerf on Monday. Andrew Feinberg reporting in the Hill: "Cerf, a computer scientist who was instrumental in the Internet's creation, now employed by...

2 years 13 weeks ago View original post.

Britain's High Court — not the highest, but well up the ladder — has officially ordered Internet service providers to block Sweden-based file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. That means top British ISPs must shut off access to the site as soon as possible. ISPs Everything Everywhere, O2, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have said they will, while a sixth, BT, has asked for a few...

2 years 15 weeks ago View original post.

U.S. Reps. Introduce Resolution to Bar UN Regulation of Internet

Even as we increasingly discover that every facet of our modern lives now revolve around, and are dependent on the Internet, for which reason its availability, functionality, safety,...

2 years 19 weeks ago View original post.

In a blog post today, Michael Geist writes: "The reverberations from the SOPA fight continue to be felt in the U.S. and elsewhere (mounting Canadian concern that Bill C-11 could be amended to adopt SOPA-like rules), but it is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement that has captured increasing attention this week. Several...

2 years 29 weeks ago View original post.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its defeat call attention to a delicious irony in public discourse on Internet governance. Even those who don't want the Internet to be an exception from traditional forms of regulation and law are forced to admit that something new and exceptional must be done to bring it under control, such as...

2 years 29 weeks ago View original post.

"While SOPA may be dead (for now) in the U.S., lobby groups are likely to intensify their efforts to export SOPA-like rules to other countries," says Michael Geist in a blog post today.

Geist writes: "With Bill C-11 back on the legislative agenda at the end of the month, Canada will be a prime target for SOPA style...

2 years 30 weeks ago View original post.

Internet protests on Wednesday quickly cut into Congressional support for anti-Web piracy measures as lawmakers abandoned and rethought their backing for legislation that pitted new media interests against some of the most powerful old-line commercial interests in Washington. Freshman Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a rising Republican star, was first out of the starting gate Wednesday...

2 years 30 weeks ago View original post.

The White House today released a response to SOPA and PIPA petitions and the legislative approaches to combat online piracy. The response, prepared by Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget, Aneesh...

2 years 31 weeks ago View original post.

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that the Full Committee will hold a hearing on January 18 to examine the potential impact of Domain Name Service (DNS) and search engine blocking on security, jobs and the Internet community....

2 years 32 weeks ago View original post.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the subject of substantial controversy in the United States, and the domain name industry is squarely in the middle of the debate. Many DNS service providers and technology developers in the industry oppose SOPA, Afilias among them. Here's why.

First, let us say that Afilias...

2 years 32 weeks ago View original post.


That's all I can really say.

Who would have ever believed that .XXX would finally be approved AND launched, total domains registrations would continue to grow at 10% year over year, ICANN would be in the process of preparing for the launch of new gTLDs in the face of harsh criticism, and that both Go Daddy and Group NBT would be acquired by private equity firms....

2 years 32 weeks ago View original post.

As you read this, please keep in mind that I say it all with a track record nearly 14 years of being proactive and having a zero-tolerance policy toward criminal activity and network abuse...

2 years 34 weeks ago View original post.

A group of 83 Internet inventors and prominent engineers sent an open letter today to the members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills that are under consideration in the House and Senate respectively.

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We, the undersigned, have played various...

2 years 35 weeks ago View original post.

In a letter released on Monday, the Internet Society Board of Trustees has expressed concern with a number of U.S. legislative proposals that would mandate DNS blocking and filtering by ISPs to protect the interests of copyright holders. "Policies mandating DNS filtering undermine the open architecture of the Internet and raise human rights and freedom of expression concerns," says...

2 years 35 weeks ago View original post.

The European Court of Justice has ruled that content owners cannot ask ISPs to filter out illegal content. The ruling could have implications for the creative industries as they attempt to crack down on piracy. The court said that while content providers can ask ISPs to block specific sites, wider filtering was in breach of the E-Commerce Directive.

Read full story:...

2 years 38 weeks ago View original post.

It was fascinating last week to read coverage of congressional hearings around the SOPA bill, or Stop Online Privacy Act. The bill has strong support from the Motion Picture Association of America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and big pharmaceutical companies. It's opposed by most technology and telecom companies, plus consumer advocate groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and...

2 years 39 weeks ago View original post.

Law enforcement demands to domain name registrars were a recurring theme of the 42d ICANN public meeting, concluded last week in Dakar. The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) took every opportunity at its public meetings with GNSO and...

2 years 41 weeks ago View original post.

The Internet Society (ISOC) has addressed human rights issues related to Internet access stating "[t]he increasing pressure to limit access to the Internet has escalated the sense of urgency in addressing this situation." ISOC, in the announcement, reaffirmed its policy area and its work to bring attention to the impact of Internet freedom on other aspects of human rights. From the...

2 years 42 weeks ago View original post.

The United States is pressing China to explain why its "national firewall" extensively block U.S. companies from providing Internet services in the country. "Having a presence on the Internet that is visible in China is increasingly a critical element for service suppliers aiming to reach Chinese consumers and business," Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke said in a...

2 years 43 weeks ago View original post.

It has been about six months since I got together with four of my friends from the DNS world and we co-authored a white paper which explains the technical problems with mandated DNS filtering. The legislation we were responding to was S. 968, also called the PROTECT-IP act, which was introduced this year in the U. S. Senate. By all accounts we...

2 years 44 weeks ago View original post.

"[D]ue to the unique characteristics of the Internet, regulations or restrictions which may be deemed legitimate and proportionate for traditional media are often not so with regard to the Internet."

This statement of Internet exceptionalism comes not from the fringes of online debate, but from the UN Human Rights Council's...

2 years 46 weeks ago View original post.

The Council of Europe plans to establish an Internet user charter to guarantee the rights of consumers in an era of increasing government attempts to seize control of the Web, its deputy secretary general said on Tuesday. "We want to emphasize the development, perhaps in the form of a charter on the rights of Internet users so they can claim openness, universality, access and...

2 years 46 weeks ago View original post.

Here at the IGF in Kenya, we're debating how governments, private sector, and civil society can improve the multi-stakeholder model that's helped the Internet become such a vital part of life around the world.


2 years 47 weeks ago View original post.

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