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Google in trouble over drug ads again, this time with attorneys general

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now A national group of state attorneys general is taking Google to task over what they says amounts to aiding drug dealers online. Mississippi state Attorney General Jim Hood, who chairs the National Association of Attorneys General, says the search...
Google in trouble over drug ads again, this time with attorneys general
Violentacrez Admits Doing CNN Interview Was a 'Huge Mistake'

Google joins protest against Russia's web blacklist

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A protest against Russian proposals to block websites deemed illegal has brought out the web’s big beast, after the bill was passed by the lower house of the country’s parliament. The Duma passed bill  89417-6, in which the government proposed creating a blacklist of websites containing child porn, drug-related and extremist material...
Google joins protest against Russia's web blacklist

Terrorists And Pedophiles Get More Protection In UK Than Guy Who Hosted Links To TV Shows

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For a while now, we've been following the ridiculous story of Richard O'Dwyer, the student in the UK who the US is trying to extradite to face criminal charges, all because he created a website where people linked to streaming TV shows (some legal, some not). At no time did...
Terrorists And Pedophiles Get More Protection In UK Than Guy Who Hosted Links To TV Shows

Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

Megaupload lawyer says case could affect other storage services

www.computerworld.com
A verdict against Megaupload in the U.S. would mean other cloud storage providers can be held criminally liable for illegal content stored by customers on their networks, an attorney representing the shuttered file-sharing site said on Tuesday....
Megaupload lawyer says case could affect other storage services

UK Government report into religious radicalization calls on ISPs to remove terrorist content

www.theverge.com
A British government report on the roots of religious radicalization and terrorism has called for ISPs to self-regulate potentially illegal content that incites terrorism, suggesting that contrary to the results of research published in November last year, the internet "features in most, if not all, of the routes of...
UK Government report into religious radicalization calls on ISPs to remove terrorist content

Jimmy Wales: Fox News Is Wrong, No Shake Up

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Contrary to several reports, Wikipedia’s Founder Jimmy Wales is not relinquishing his editorial control of Wikipedia and its related projects. On Friday, Fox News reported that “a shakeup is underway at the top levels of Wikipedia…Wales is no longer able to delete files, remove administrators, assign projects or edit...
Jimmy Wales: Fox News Is Wrong, No Shake Up

Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

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Screengrab, Copyrightinformation.org TorrentFreak reports that the Copyright Alert System, which some big Internet service providers were planning to implement Wednesday, is on hold. The system has been delayed due to adverse conditions following Superstorm Sandy, which threw a hugely destructive wrench into the works for many utilities and ISPs. The...
Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System
140 characters can get Indonesians 12 years in jail
RapidShare talks piracy and balancing Hollywood's interests

Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

gigaom.com
Unless you spend a lot of time on Reddit, the discussion-forum community that more or less took over after Digg sank beneath the waves, you may have missed the latest storm of controversy over content posted on the site’s various “sub-Reddits” or topic pages. Although Reddit has played host to...
Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

Russia looks to ISPs to crack down on piracy

gigaom.com
The ongoing battle between internet providers and rights owners is taking a surprising turn, with the news that Russia is considering whether it can make ISPs liable for the copyright infringements of their customers. Reports in the local media say that the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs is looking to...
Russia looks to ISPs to crack down on piracy

Add Argentina To The List Of Countries Looking To Censor The Internet (For The Children, Of Course)

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We've noted that both Russia and China recently pushed for even more internet censorship, and both did so while claiming that it was really to "protect the children." Of course, lots of other countries are following suit. For example, Argentina is now considering a bill that appears to created a...
Add Argentina To The List Of Countries Looking To Censor The Internet (For The Children, Of Course)

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

arstechnica.com
Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week. The bill would create a national registry of blacklisted sites that contained child pornography, extremist ideas, and suicide- or drug-related content. Many of the bill's opponents say Duma Bill 89417-6 (titled "On protection of children...
SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

eBook Pirates "Hijack" Domain Name of Anti-Piracy Campaign

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With e-readers becoming more popular year after year, book piracy is seen as a growing problem for the publishing industry. To deal with this threat the French Publishers Association (SNE) announced several countermeasures this week. One of their key initiatives is ProtectionLivres.com, a new anti-piracy portal that will allow publishers...
eBook Pirates "Hijack" Domain Name of Anti-Piracy Campaign

German court orders Rapidshare to filter user uploads

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In the United States, most online services are spared the burden of filtering their users' content. As long as they promptly take down files on request and follow other requirements laid out in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, online service providers don't need to proactively monitor the files they...
German court orders Rapidshare to filter user uploads

Apple accused of kowtowing to China as it follows recent apology by banning app for 'illegal' content

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After a high-profile apology in the face of widespread media criticism, Apple is being accused of kowtowing to the Chinese government after it barred local access to an app that includes content that authorities deemed to be ‘illegal’ in the country. The Financial Times reports [paywalled] that bookstore app ‘jingdian shucheng’...
Apple accused of kowtowing to China as it follows recent apology by banning app for 'illegal' content
SOPA foe Fred Wilson says everyone is a pirate, but supports a blacklist for pirate sites

Why A Case Testing The Theory That Porn Cannot Be Covered By Copyright Could Be Important

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It really was just a few months ago, that we noted an interesting footnote in a legal ruling, in which a judge speculated briefly on the question of whether or not porn can be covered by copyright. There have been a few courts that have suggested, in fact, that pornography...
Why A Case Testing The Theory That Porn Cannot Be Covered By Copyright Could Be Important

Attorneys Say Google Ads Still Push Drugs

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(Photo: Wikipedia) It’s apparently easier than ever to make like Neely O’Hara and hoard red pills, blue pills, all the pills, just by clicking a mouse. Thanks again, Internet. The National Association of Attorneys General say a plethora of prescription drugs and their counterfeit counterparts are available online, and it’s...
Attorneys Say Google Ads Still Push Drugs
Russia looks to censor the internet of porn, drugs, suicide, and extremism

File-Sharers More Likely to Pay for Movies, Books, Games and Concerts

torrentfreak.com
Earlier this week research from the Columbia University affiliated American Assembly found that U.S. file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing music owning peers. Two days later the Dutch Institution for Information Law and CentERdata have published a related report which goes even further. The survey finds that more...
File-Sharers More Likely to Pay for Movies, Books, Games and Concerts

From fake bylines to European e-book tax, here's the week's media news in review

thenextweb.com
A lot has been happening in the world of media this week, and as usual we’ve taken the liberty of looking at some of the key, notable events this week and thrown them together in an easy-to-digest compendium here. Without further ado, here’s the week’s media news in review…. Video:...
From fake bylines to European e-book tax, here's the week's media news in review

China is turning its ISPs into internet police

www.extremetech.com
China has long been a home to internet censorship, but it has been relatively lax until recently. Internet users have been able to easily and cheaply thwart the restrictions for years, but a number of concerning events show a trend toward more substantial censorship in the People’s Republic of China...
China is turning its ISPs into internet police

Apple bans Chinese bookstore app over 'illegal content'

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The company has pulled a bookstore app in China that featured titles deemed "illegal" by the Chinese government. [Read more]...
Apple bans Chinese bookstore app over 'illegal content'

European Commission Looks To Backdoor In ACTA By Pushing For Same Results Through 'Voluntarism'

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This year saw two huge victories for digital activism: against SOPA in the US, and against ACTA in the EU. The big question is now: what will be the next moves of those behind SOPA and ACTA as they seek to regain the initiative? For SOPA, we've had a clue...
European Commission Looks To Backdoor In ACTA By Pushing For Same Results Through 'Voluntarism'

Mega Aftermath: Upheaval In Pirate Warez Land

torrentfreak.com
Despite its “rogue site” status and various other warnings, when MegaUpload went down last week it still came as a shock. But what came next was unprecedented, a dramatic reaction in cyberlocker land that took out vast libraries of digital content and capacity. The perception of the established ground rules...
Mega Aftermath: Upheaval In Pirate Warez Land

Google's Big Tent event: porn, copyright, Eric Schmidt and all – live

www.guardian.co.uk
Google's second Big Tent event is in its second year - and this year has panels on pornography, copyright and more10.14am: Kirsty Hughes of Index On Censorship: danger of affecting freedom of speech (Platell said she was in favour of preserving freedom of speech).Hughes points out that we're talking here...
Google's Big Tent event: porn, copyright, Eric Schmidt and all – live

RapidShare under the microscope amid MegaUpload fallout

www.slashgear.com
With MegaUpload facing irretrievable data loss later this week and rival services locking down their file sharing options, attention has turned to well-used but clandestine rival RapidShare AG and whether it will occupy the cloud storage vacuum or be next in line for the FBI’s attentions. Worlds apart from the showy Kim Dotcom,...
RapidShare under the microscope amid MegaUpload fallout
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