Global minilinks for 2008-06-30
June 30, 2008
- Tor Project Blocked in China -- Finally
After years of aiding those seeking anonymity and bypassing censorship, Tor is finally blocked by the Great Firewall of China.
- China's Overeager American Censors
"Practically every U.S.-owned search engine has caved to the Chinese government's demands that they censor political Web sites in China. But none of them seem to agree on just what sites need censoring."
- Pirate Bay to Fight Swedish Wiretapping Act
To offer VPN facilities to Swedish nationals and others.
- Dubbing 10: Right Holders Compromise at Last Moment
DRM proposal for digital TV recording in Japan forced through just prior to Olympics.
- Pressure on Spain to Join France's Three Strikes
John Kennedy of IFPI, Denis Olivennes push for three strikes in Spain.
- Internet Society France Calls for Withdrawal of Three Strikes
Calls it "the Middle Ages of the Internet".
- Italian Institute for Privacy Formed
In the wake of a recent scandal, when the Italian government deliberately placed the tax records of every Italian on a public website, a new pressure group is launched.
- EU Worries about Regulating Blogger Speech
Bloggers "in a position to considerably pollute cyberspace", says one MEP.
- UK Hacker's Case Before Law Lords
Alleged hacker takes his threatened extradition to the UK's highest court.
In 2011, Colombian graduate student Diego Gomez shared another student’s Master’s thesis with colleagues over the Internet. After a long legal battle, Diego was able to breathe a sigh of relief today as he was cleared of the criminal charges that he faced for this harmless act of...
For governments interested in suppressing information online, the old methods of direct censorship are getting less and less effective. Over the past month, the Thai government has made escalating attempts to suppress critical information online. In the last week, faced with an embarrassing video of the Thai King ,...
EFF has learned about a new proposal for European law that takes aim at online streaming services, but which will strike a serious blow to creators and their fans. The proposal, which would effectively ban online streaming services from hosting works under free licenses, could spell an end to services...
Today InternetLab , Brazil’s leading digital rights organization, released their 2017 report on local telecommunications companies, and how they treat their customer's private information. Brazil’s “ Quem defende seus dados? ” (“Who Defends Your Data?”) seeks to encourage companies to compete for users by showing who will stand...
Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders from China to turn over their social media “handles.” “On the surface, this is a policy directed at citizens from China seeking to travel to the U.S. on...