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Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill
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The Internet came under attack far too many times in 2012, but the biggest threat came from the United Nations and its ITU branch. If the group had its way, the Internet would have come under control of the U.N. …

CitizenWeb Project Is The Newest Internet Freedom Fighter On The Block CitizenWeb Project Is The Newest Internet Freedom Fighter On The Block

In recent years, a number of digital rights advocacy groups have sprung up to fight against what they see as government and corporate interference into their private lives on the Internet. Today, we can add one more to the bunch …

Reddit Challenges Policymakers on the Open Internet, Creating Jobs Reddit Challenges Policymakers on the Open Internet, Creating Jobs
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This year’s internet blackout and the fights against SOPA and PIPA show that the community of the internet, as diverse and weird as it can be, does have a common intrest in keeping the web open for everyone. Reddit, the …

Democratic Party Platform Touches on Internet Freedom Democratic Party Platform Touches on Internet Freedom

On the eve of the kickoff of their 2012 National Convention, the Democrats released their official party platform. And just like the Republicans did in their official platform, they’ve included a small segment concerning “Internet Freedom.” It looks like the …

May July Be Forever Known As The Month The Internet Declared Its Independence May July Be Forever Known As The Month The Internet Declared Its Independence

There’s a lot of talk of freedom and independence during July, especially in America. It’s the core-founding principle of our nation that every citizen be entitled to their basic human rights – “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Shouldn’t …

ACTA Is Still Alive and Kicking, Could Be Ratified Soon ACTA Is Still Alive and Kicking, Could Be Ratified Soon
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Folks, you might want to get those Guy Fawkes masks out, and start working on your next anti-ACTA sign, because there’s a very real chance the European Parliament is going to circumvent the European Court of Justice and ratify it …

Should Linking Equal Publishing When It Comes To Defamatory Content? Should Linking Equal Publishing When It Comes To Defamatory Content?
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Let’s imagine this situation: A website, let’s call it TheScoop.org, publishes an article that, among other things, says that a high profile businessman named John Robertson is involved in an illegal drug ring. The article contains little to no actual …

Internet Freedom Around The World [VIDEO] Internet Freedom Around The World [VIDEO]
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The Internet doesn’t mean the same thing everywhere in the world. Depending on where you go, access to all parts of the web can be limited to varying degrees. Governments and ruling parties in some countries limit access to the …

Internet Freedom Report: U.S. Number 2, Iran Worst Oppressor Internet Freedom Report: U.S. Number 2, Iran Worst Oppressor

According to a report released by Freedom House titled Freedom on the Net 2011, Iran is the worst country when it comes to online freedom.  The top three countries, in order, are Estonia, The United States and Germany. The study …

China: U.S. Internet Freedom Not So Great Either China: U.S. Internet Freedom Not So Great Either

Every year, the United States government releases a report on the state of human rights around the world.  This year, like many others, the United States called out China for various wrongdoings – one such problem being “The Great Firewall” …