Post Tagged with: "takedown"

Cambridge University Responds to Bank Card Takedown Demand

Earlier this week I posted on the UK Bank Card Association demand that Cambridge University take down a student research paper that the association said overstepped responsible disclosure.  The University responds [PDF]: “you seem to think that we might censor a student’s thesis, which is lawful and already in the […]

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January 7, 2011 16 comments News

U Bank Card Association Demands Takedown of Student Research Paper

The UK Cards Assocation, a leading association representing the bank card industry, has written to Cambridge University to demand that it take down the web version of a research paper by a graduate student.  The paper identifies security holes in one bank card products.  The association argues the disclosure “oversteps […]

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January 5, 2011 6 comments Must Reads

Yes Men Takedown Trades One Hoax For Another

Last month, the Canadian delegation at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen found itself targeted by the Yes Men in a widely publicized hoax.  The well-known activists satirized the Canadian government’s position on the environment by launching a pair of phoney websites that looked official but promoted different policies. The hoax attracted considerable media attention, prompting Prime Minister's Office spokesman Dimitri Soudas to label it a childish prank.  Soon after, Canadian officials quietly set out to shut down the two websites.  

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that what followed creates a cause for concern, because Environment Canada appears to have misrepresented the harms posed by the sites in an effort to force them offline without a court order.

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January 11, 2010 16 comments Columns

Canadian Gov’t Convinces German ISP To Shut Down Environmental Parody Sites

The Canadian government has convinced a German ISP to shut down two environmental parody sites that were developed by the "Yes Men" and garnered considerable attention during the Copenhagen climate conference.  The ISP complied with the request without seeking a court order first and in the process blocked an additional […]

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December 30, 2009 9 comments News

Canada Post Plays Grinch in Takedown Fight

Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 26, 2009 as Canada Post Plays Grinch in Censorship Row Late last year, Canada Post and the Public Service Alliance of Canada became embroiled in a heated strike action over sick pay benefits. In the midst of the dispute, several PSAC members took […]

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January 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive