The U.N.’s War on the Internet: Could the Web Lose?

A lot of speculation has been floating around about a proposal from the United Nations that could impose a global Internet tax on the world’s largest content providers. Based on leaked documents from the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)…

U.N. Trying To Take Control Of Internet U.S. Warns

In what has been a rarity during an election year, bi-partisan government officials have warned that a December summit by the World Conference on International Telecommunications is hearing proposals by China, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia to try to take…

Kuwait Prepares to Limit Social Media

Kuwait, which just sentenced a man to seven years in prison for an inflammatory tweet, is gearing up to restrict the use of social media in the country. Sheikh Mohammad al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Information Minister, last week declared that Kuwait…

MPAA, RIAA and Anonymous All Stand Against Arizona’s New Internet Censorship Bill

The Arizona state legislature just passed a bill that would criminalize any use of “obscene, lewd, or profane language” transmitted over “any electronic or digital device … with intent to … offend.” Pending approval by the Governor, the bill could…

Proposed Internet Legislation In Iraq and Lebanon Concerns Free Speech Advocacy Groups

Proposed legislation on the table in both Iraq and Lebanon has free speech and human rights watch groups on alert. The proposed laws — which deals with press freedom and online publishing — could use draconian methods and punishments to…

SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next

Even though the SOPA and PIPA bills are essentially dead, they are still getting a lot of attention. Last week, the U.S. witnessed a powerful expression from both brands and consumers that demonstrated their strong opposition to the anti-piracy bills.

SOPA Blackout… Without the Consequences

Josh Wolford’s comprehensive rundown of the SOPA/PIPA protest blackouts slated for tomorrow mentioned how some site admins do not wish to totally black out their sites, for a variety of valid reasons (the hit to SEO alone can be crippling).…

SEMPO: FTC Shouldn’t Regulate Google and Other Search Engines

As companies continue to call for regulation of Google, search industry organization SEMPO has come to the search engine’s defense. The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization recently sent a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz in an effort to explain why regulation is not a good idea.