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GlobalVoicesOnline: Proposed Russian anti-Internet legislation meets resistance from citizens and ISPs

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:02 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Disturbing news from Russia, where the lower house of parliament, the Duma, has approved a first draft of an anti-Internet bill supposedly aimed at clamping down on copyright violations. Critics are calling the bill ‘the Russian SOPA’, in comparison to the U.S. anti-Internet SOPA Act which was eventually shelved due to a massive citizen-driven backlash.

CARETAS: Chile's former chief TPP negotiator talks about the secretive negotiations and the need for greater public vigilance

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 09:14 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Rodrigo Contreras, formerly Chile's chief negotiator for the TPP Agreement, is calling for greater vigilance around current proposals that could limit access to information available on the Internet

Governments Boycott the New Internet Rules of the ITU

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 10:00 -- Catherine Hart

It’s been a whirlwind week at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) negotiations as member states scrambled to reach some kind of consensus on the updates to the ITU’s rules by the deadline. As we’ve noted before, some states are intent on using the negotiations to expand the powers of the ITU and legitimize undemocratic practices like Internet surveillance and censorship. Internet content regulation isn’t within the current scope of the ITU’s powers, and some nations like the U.S.