December 13, 2004

European Internet Censorship

Andreas Bovens send me the following information on what's happening in European censorship, thanks:

For your info, there are some interesting moves on the European internet censorship front:
> The European Union has launched a 45 million euro ($60 million) plan
> to protect children from pornography and racist sites when they surf
> the Internet.
> [...]
> It will increase the number of hotlines, finance technology to filter
> out pornography and raise awareness among parents and children, though
> it was not clear if the funds will be distributed to member states or
> used at the European level.

Official Press Release:

Also have a look at the Safer Internet Programme page:

And one of the programme's "success stories": Surf-Mate

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on December 13, 2004 08:05 AM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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