After record labels took music streaming service Grooveshark offline earlier this year, they’re seeking to force internet providers to block users from using trademarks in their domain names. The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that after the main Grooveshark site was taken down a number of copycats sprung up with the same name. Show More Summary
It's official: As of Friday morning, the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules became the law of the land when a federal court rebuffed a plea by Internet providers to block the regulation. Here's exactly what they do, and what you can expect: First things first: Is my Internet experience going to change? No, at […]
On Monday, a spokesman for the Turkish president told the Associated Press that a prosecutor had ordered Internet providers to block a number of social networking Web sites. Meanwhile, sources in the telecom industry told Reuters that access to YouTube and Twitter already appeared to be blocked. Exactly which Web sites were blocked and which […]
#Kapatt?san?yorgaribim :)) #TwitterisblockedinTurkey pic.twitter.com/aTQbm796ZpOn Monday, a spokesman for the Turkish president told the Associated Press that a prosecutor had ordered Internet providers to block a number of social networking Web sites. Show More Summary
The French government now has much more power to silence websites it sees as dangerous. The country has published a decree (in development since July, well before the Charlie Hebdo attack) requiring that internet providers block terrorist- and child...
UK Prime Minister David Cameron wants all Internet providers to block porn by default, to protect the children. This filtering requirement is controversial for a number of reasons, not least due to ISPs' filters targeting a wide range of other content too. Show More Summary
Labour Member of the British Parliament David Blunkett, who once served as Home Secretary under Tony Blair, has called for Internet providers to block porn. Blunkett said, "I think we have a job in this country, in a civilised, free,...Show More Summary
Today, BT became the last major UK Internet provider to block subscriber access to The Pirate Bay. The ISP has gone further than other providers since it also restricts access to the new IP-addresses added by the deviant BitTorrent site in recent weeks. Show More Summary
A court in The Hague, Netherlands has ordered Internet providers to block the The Pirate Bay website or face large fines, a ruling that means accessing the Swedish-born site directly will soon be impossible for most Dutch consumers.
File-sharing in the United Kingdom just got a little bit more difficult, as the nation's High Court has ordered the country's largest internet providers to completely block access to BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay. Proponents of theShow More Summary
The Pirate Bay is one of the biggest and oldest file-sharing sites on the Internet. While it is known to host copyrighted material, it is also the place where leaked documents like those released by WikiLeaks are propagated.
New York, March 7, 2012--Authorities in Tajikistan must immediately lift the order blocking domestic access to several news websites and Facebook in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
The extremist demands on Bill C-11 are not limited to the music industry's massive overhaul of Canadian copyright reform hat would require Internet providers to block access to foreign sites, ake down content without court oversight, and disclose subscriber information without a warrant. Show More Summary
The Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation being debated in Congress has the potential to destroy the internet as we have come to know it. If passed, SOPA would require internet providers to block access to sites in on other countries hosting stolen intellectual property (IP) from the U.S. Show More Summary
The Italian Senate has passed a law that will force Internet providers to block access to sites if they incite or justify criminal behavior. While the law provides the right to block any site, Facebook is squarely in the firing line, after Italian prosecutors began looking into Facebook groups dedicated to convicted Sicilian Mafia bosses Bernardo [...]