Archive for September 14th, 2010

How IP Enforcement Can Be Used To Suppress Dissent

The NY Times ran a bombshell article over the weekend in which it reported that Russia has been using the pre-text of intellectual property enforcement to seize computers from NGO groups involved in advocacy and dissent.  The article notes that the authorities have been receiving active assistance from Microsoft, which […]

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September 14, 2010 31 comments News

Swiss Supreme Court Orders Company To Stop Snooping on File Sharers

The Swiss Supreme Court has ordered Logistep AG to stop collecting personal information on users of file-sharing networks and selling it to film and music companies.  The court says the information is covered by data protection laws.

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September 14, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Costa Rican Court Rules Internet Access a Fundamental Right

The Costa Rica Constitutional Court has ruled that Internet access is a fundamental right, ordering the government to promote and ensure universal access for all.

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September 14, 2010 2 comments Must Reads