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On the occasion of the Free Culture Forum in Barcelona, La Quadrature du Net releases three films to inform citizens and urge them to take action against ACTA , the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. ACTA is a threat to Internet users' fundamental freedoms and to EU Internet companies' competitiveness and free competition. The European Parliament will soon decide whether to give its consent to ACTA, or to reject it once and for all.
Eric Schmidt described website blocking as similar to China's restrictive internet regime.
The recent media obsession over superinjunctions could lead to the unthinkable: censorship of web content here in the UK. The story goes like this. If there is information about you that could reach the public domain and may harm you as a result, British courts may grant you an injunction.
From David Hansen, JD, Scholarly Communications intern at Duke University Libraries:
On 10 December 1948, the adoption by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights launched a new era.
by John Perry Barlow <email@example.com> Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone.
The year 2010 may well be remembered as a watershed year when activists and journalists used new technology to speak truth to power and, in so doing, pushed for greater respect for human rights. It is also the year when repressive governments faced the real possibility that their days were numbered. Information is a source of power, and for those challenging the abuse of power by states and other institutions, it is an exciting time.
The EU-US trade agreement and obligations under ICESCR Seven members of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA) asked the Commission a question on the proposed EU-US trade agreement.
As the United States authorities continue with their domain name seizure policy, file-sharing, streaming and link site operators around the world are looking for ways to mitigate this aggressive action.
SAN FRANCISCO In reporting news from the world’s most troubled nations, journalists have made a seismic shift this year in their reliance on the Internet and other digital tools. Blogging, video sharing, text messaging, and live-streaming from cellphones brought images of popular unrest from the central square of Cairo and the main boulevard of Tunis to the rest of the world. In Other Languages • Español • Português • Français • Русский • العربية •