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New disclosures heat surveillance law row | ZDNet
Kumar said that when the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill ("TICS Bill") becomes law, the New Zealand government plans to issue secret orders to force non-telco service providers, such as email, chat, and online voice services, to create interception capability for surveillance.
newszealand  news  surveillance  legislation  bh 
august 2013 by osi_info_program
Spain: Draft law criminalising online organisation of public protests | EDRI
The Spanish Government intends to pass a reform of the Penal Code that would criminalise the organisation of street protests that "seriously disturb the public peace", by any kind of media including online social networks such as Facebook.
news  spain  freedom_of_association  networked-public-sphere  legislation  bh 
may 2012 by osi_info_program
Spain's anti-piracy law may already be obsolete | Reuters
Since a new law came into force at the start of this month, internet traffic has anyway been switching away from websites providing links to copyrighted material, which were targeted by the law, towards peer-to-peer or content-sharing services instead.
spain  threestrikes  legislation  news  bh  copyright_enforcement 
april 2012 by osi_info_program
Dangerously Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties | Electronic Frontier Foundation
In order to write a cybersecurity bill that appropriately safeguards civil liberties, specificity is of the utmost importance. The bill's authors have chosen to avoid using specific language (e.g. port scan, DDoS, intrusion detection system), presumably because they want the bill to stay relevant even as technology changes. While this is a laudable goal, it is unrealistic given how rapidly the technological landscape changes. A better approach is to use concrete language, and to be crystal clear about what information is being shared and how. The particulars should NOT be left to be decided via an opaque process, but rather debated openly and transparently right now. Being specific has the ostensible disadvantage that it makes the bill less relevant in the future as technology changes. We actually think this is an advantage, since it effectively limits the lifetime of the bill, and forces new legislation and a fresh look once the technology changes and we are facing a potentially very different set of issues.
legislation  analysis  eff  us  cybersecurity  bh 
march 2012 by osi_info_program
New Platform Launched To Crowdsource Better Internet-Related Regulation... With Expert Help | Techdirt
Discussion of various collaborative legislative initiatives established in the wake of SOPA/PIPA.
CollaborationTools  legislation  oped 
march 2012 by osi_info_program
About | The Internet Blueprint
Another collaborative internet legislation project established in the wake of SOPA/PIPA, this time by Public Knowledge
sopa  pipa  CollaborationTools  legislation  bh 
march 2012 by osi_info_program
Turncoat EU Parliament Gives Up on Defending Free Wireless Communications | La Quadrature du Net
Member States are refusing any binding EU-wide policy to free up radio waves and encourage citizen uses of the spectrum.
openspectrum  eu  news  legislation  bh 
february 2012 by osi_info_program
Site-blocking law dubbed 'Ireland's Sopa' to pass without parliamentary vote (Wired UK)
The recording industry recently brought suit against the Irish government for not acting on copyright infringement sooner.
ireland  news  legislation  copyright  infringement  bh 
january 2012 by osi_info_program
Need a warrant to unmask Internet users? Not if Canada gets its way
". A key part of the omnibus bill will apparently be "lawful access" rules giving police greater access to ISP and geolocation data—often without a warrant—and privacy advocates and liberals are up in arms."
canada  privacy  legislation  news  crimeprevention 
august 2011 by osi_info_program
Russia: New Legislation Against Online Extremism · Global Voices
"according to the news legislation, distribution of extremist content online can be punished with 5 years in jail. Vzglyad website explains the legislation treates the publication of content in blogs as public distribution and makes the status of blogs similar to status of mass media."
russia  freeexpression  legislation  news 
august 2011 by osi_info_program
New Regulation Against Pornography in Saudi Arabia
The Saudia Arabia government has passed new legislation and formed a new committee under the Ministry of Culture and Information in an attempt to crack down against pornography and non-moral content.
saudiarabia  filtering  legislation 
may 2011 by osi_info_program
GOP readies major push for Internet transparency | Privacy Inc. - CNET News
"Republicans are planning to use the Internet as a sledgehammer to clobber the secretive way in which Congress has traditionally done business.Through a set of almost-radical changes that most Americans would probably view as common sense, the incoming GOP majority is set to approve rules saying that legislation must be posted online three days before a vote and that committee amendments will also be publicly posted."
us  legislation  transparency 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
Global Voices Online » Russia: Copy-Paste Online To Become Illegal
A new law is to be proposed by the Russian Telecommunications Agency that will require websites to link to information sources. The law is designed to combat plagiarism, but it is unsure yet how it will be enforced
Russia  copyright  legislation  news 
february 2010 by osi_info_program

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