UK Filtering Proposal: An Analysis

Back in October of this year, David Cameron proposed a censorship scheme which would make it harder to access pornography in the UK. Under the plan, the UK’s biggest four ISPs — BT, Talk Talk, Virgin, and Sky – would automatically block access to pornographic sites for anyone with an existing broadband contract unless they opted […]

Does WCIT-12 Represent a Real Threat to Internet Freedom?

With the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-2012) being held from 3-14th December, some people are raising concerns over how much control governments will have over Internet censorship. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a United Nations agency which is convening the conference in Dubai. The ITU implements the  International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs – available for download […]

Brazilian congress to vote on Internet Bill of Rights, potentially postponed

The Brazilian Government is scheduled to vote on a newly drafted a bill of rights for Internet users.  Global Voices explains that the proposed ‘Marco Civil da Internet’, [E]stablishes a clear set of rights and responsibilities for users, sets strong net neutrality principles, and shields Internet intermediaries (Internet service providers, hosting platforms, social networking and […]

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