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India And Kyrgyzstan Ramp Up Internet Monitoring And Censorship Efforts

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Techdirt has written about earlier moves by India to block Web sites and censor Twitter accounts. The central concern seems to be that inflammatory online activity might stoke or provoke local outbreaks of violence of the kind seen recently in Assam. Now The Times of India is reporting that the...
India And Kyrgyzstan Ramp Up Internet Monitoring And Censorship Efforts

Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

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The file-sharing world is a multi-headed beast but not just in the traditional ‘hydra’ sense. The most visible elements are the public torrent sites like The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents and any of the others from the current Top 10. Generally (censorship efforts aside) these sites can be accessed by just...
Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?
Obama administration enters aggressive stance towards Iran on internet policy, provides guidance to subvert its 'electronic curtain'

VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

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The narrative that international venture capitalists were looking to the Far East for the next big thing appears to have changed, as investments in China are down, both in terms of dollars and deals, as noted by the San Jose Mercury News. 2012 saw $3.7 billion dollars invested and 202 deals...
VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

Sina, Tencent Shut Down Commenting on Microblogs

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BEIJING—China mounted a broad Internet crackdown beginning Friday, putting temporary restrictions on popular microblogging services run by Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. and detaining individuals that it accused of spreading rumors of a coup attempt in Beijing. The moves are among the most dramatic censorship efforts undertaken by Beijing...
Sina, Tencent Shut Down Commenting on Microblogs

Pirate Bay Disarms BT Blockade Within Minutes

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Following in the footsteps of Virgin Media, Everything Everywhere, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, BE and O2, UK ISP BT has now blocked access to The Pirate Bay. In addition to blocking domain names such as thepiratebay.se and thepiratebay.org, BT went further than expected. In response to earlier censorship attempts Pirate Bay added two new IP-addresses...
Pirate Bay Disarms BT Blockade Within Minutes

Last week in Asia: Chinese censorship criticized, more iPad launches, Twitter’s Japan focus and more

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Welcome this week’s Last Week in Asia round-up, which gives you the clear picture of key stories and developments from the continent’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China The must-read of the week comes from Chinese artist and vocal opponent of the government Ai Weiwei, who critiqued the country’s approach to...
Last week in Asia: Chinese censorship criticized, more iPad launches, Twitter’s Japan focus and more
Activists vow to defeat Iran’s Internet censorship

TorrentReactor Launches Proxy to Circumvent Torrent Site Censorship

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This week an Italian court ordered all Internet providers to block access to the domain names and IP-addresses of both TorrentReactor.net and Torrents.net The verdict follows a police investigation that was initiated after complaints by the local music industry. Previously, courts had already ordered similar blockades against The Pirate Bay...
TorrentReactor Launches Proxy to Circumvent Torrent Site Censorship
China orders foreign companies to help with internet surveillance

Egypt Crowdsources Censorship

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Egypt's communications ministry is asking citizens to report web pages showing blasphemous content. The Egyptian government is now crowdsourcing censorship efforts. A new web page created by the country's National Telecommunications Registry Agency, allows citizens to report blasphemous websites (Arabic-language links). According to Alix Dunn of tech activism blog...
Egypt Crowdsources Censorship

US: India, Stop Censoring Websites! India: Wikileaks, Hello? US: That's Different!

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We've argued for a while that the US's effort to censor websites at home while talking about internet freedom is hypocritical and takes away any moral high ground the US might have had with other countries concerning their efforts to censor the internet. What's stunning, unfortunately, is how rarely US...
US: India, Stop Censoring Websites! India: Wikileaks, Hello? US: That's Different!
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