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.
Judges last night moved against internet giants with a ruling on copyright infringment that proved it is possible to take action to combat online porn. The High Court ruled that a Swedish file-sharing website, which enables users toShow More Summary
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.
Huge news. Full story at the BBC : File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled. The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly-pirated free music and video. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site. Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
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
European national courts in several countries have ordered Internet providers to block certain websites or to filter all traffic passing across their networks in order to reduce copyright infringement. But a new legal opinion (PDF) from...Show More Summary
By Alexey Sidorenko Marker.ru publishes an interview with Vladimir Pakhomov, city prosecutor that obliged the local Internet provider to block Youtube, Web.archive.org and other websites [EN]. Pakhomov expressed Chinese-government-style...Show More Summary
Moscow City Deputy Andrey Metelsky proposed ammendments [RUS] to the Telecommunication Law that, if passed, would require Russian Internet providers to block gambling Web sites, fontanka.ru reports [RUS]. Bloggers are sceptical [RUS] about these amendments.
Legislation recently passed in Italy may force Facebook to say arrivederci the European nation. Introduced by Senator Gianpiero D’Alia, the amendment allows internet providers to block websites that incite or justify criminal behavior and with all the hoopla over Facebook groups started in honor of Sicilian Mafia bosses Bernardo Provenzano and Salvatore Riina, the world’s [...]
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 [...]