The battle for Internet freedom
Mar 23, 2010, 21:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M. E. Kabay)
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"What are we permitted to post legally on the Internet?
Who is responsible for the content of materials posted on Web
sites? Two recent legal cases have highlighted the ongoing battles
over control of information being posted on the Internet.
"In Italy, the government of neo-Fascist Silvio Berlusconi, the
media magnate who detests the very idea of having anyone else in
control of any news media, has drafted legislation to impose
government examination of all videos before they can be uploaded to
the Web. In a related case, an Italian judge convicted Google
executives of violating a child's privacy rights because someone
posted an abusive video on Google Video and Google staff didn't
remove it fast enough to suit the judge.
"In contrast, in Iceland, the Wikileaks organization, devoted to
open publication of information about government malfeasance, is
receiving support from legislators."
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- Microsoft's Internet Driving Licence: stupid, unworkable and unenforceable(Mar 10, 2010)
- Senate Leader Blasts Tech Industry, Plans Net Freedom Law(Mar 03, 2010)
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- Hackers Leverage Global Authority Void(Feb 23, 2010)
- EFF Reveals How Your Digital Fingerprint Makes You Easy to Track(Jan 29, 2010)
- SourceForge blocks Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Cuba(Jan 26, 2010)
- Polish Internet Users Against the Censorship of the Net(Jan 23, 2010)