Italy Is About To Pass a Dangerous Censorship Bill

Andrew Orr In the News

Italy has seen plenty of cyber bully and revenge porn lately. That’s why it wants to bring a new censorship bill into the world. But there’s a chance it will create problems and not solve them. Further Reading Your iMessages May Not Be Safe Any Copyright Industry: Fair and Foul Proposta Di Legge n. 3139 The Italian Chamber of Deputies presented a bill [PDF] that is ambiguous, to say the least. Under this proposed law, the site manager of Italian media – which includes s, newspapers, and social networks – …

Is There New Hope in Anti-Piracy Policies?

Michael Policy

The UK has launched an offensive on piracy and reports show that it is having an effect. UK leaders are already claiming a victory while at the same time proposing new measures to take the piracy fight to the next level. The War on Drugs Terror Piracy In mid July the UK government unveiled its plan to lengthen the max prison time for someone convicted of on piracy. After extensive lobbying by copyrights holders, officials claim that the current maximum of two years is not doing enough to deter the crime. They …

MPAA is Looking More Like the Mafia

Michael From our Perspective

Three years ago, the entertainment industry led an all out assault against the free sharing of digital media via the Stop On Piracy Act (SOPA). The initial strategy was to slip the bill under the radar at the end of the legislative session in 2011. The would-be law allowed copyrights holders several tools to blacklist websites and thus censor the internet. The bill that was championed by the MPAA gave power to the entertainment industry to prohibit advertisement networks and payment facilities from doing business with infringing websites via court orders. With …

Censorship Reaches a New Height in Australia

Michael Policy

Australia, this week, was able to pass internet restrictions that not even the UK or the US has been able to enact. No, no, This bill is along the s of censorship-rich countries like Turkey, Syria, Russia, Singapore, and China. This came in the form of a bill known as the Copyright Amendment Act 2015. This bill is aimed at protecting the owners of copyrights. It was passed as an attempt to curtail the distribution of movies, shows, music, and other forms of entertainment from being passed around on …

Copyright Modernization Act Boosts Anonymous VPN Sales

Christopher Sewerd Policy

On the 1st of January 2015 Canada introduced a new law named the Copyright Modernization Act. The purpose of the act is to require providers of telecommunications services to forward on copyright notices to those suspected of infringing on copyright. Providers of telecommunications services generally means ISPs, although recent discussion over the internet has lead users to question if Anonymous VPN services fall under the same category. While a VPN provider does supply a means of communications there are many facilitators within that chain with the initial being the ISP. …