November 21, 2008

"The big business of net censorship"

Echo: The big business of net censorship - "Clamping down on free speech on the internet has been a lucrative enterprise for software manufacturers" - Jo Glanville

We know as much as we do because of the great research of organisations such as the OpenNet Initiative and because of the brave detective work done by researchers such as Seth Finkelstein and Ben Edelman. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the US, no one can legitimately examine the lists of blocked sites or ask for a review.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware , press | on November 21, 2008 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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OT but in your general "academics shouldn't blog" file.

TAMIU Professor Fired For Blogging; Sets Worrisome Precedent

by: Katherine Haenschen
Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 09:00 AM CST

Posted by: Righteous Bubba at November 24, 2008 01:43 PM