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[News] Abuse of Rights by MPAA, UK Surveillance, More Censorship

  • Subject: [News] Abuse of Rights by MPAA, UK Surveillance, More Censorship
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 02:05:08 +0000
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MPAA wants to control your TV

,----[ Quote ]
| The MPAA is pressuring the FCC for the 
| authority to cripple recording devices 
| using so-called "Selectable Output 
| Control" (SOC).


Massive net surveillance programme on schedule

,----[ Quote ]
| A Â2bn scheme to monitor all electronic 
| communications remains within the Home 
| Office's financial plans, despite the 
| government postponing the relevant 
| legislation.


Stltoday.com Censor Turns Tattletale, Costs Online Commenter His Job

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| Other commenters on Stltoday.com are now 
| having a field day, calling Greenbaum a 
| "Thought Nazi" and suggesting that he be 
| fired for outing the commenter to his 
| employer. 


Chicago Tribune Columnist: Hey You People Online With
Opinions... Get Off My Lawn!

,----[ Quote ]
| Reader Cannen alerts us to yet another 
| column by yet another old school newspaper 
| guy whining about the fact that "the 
| people" now have the ability to have their 
| voices heard. What's funny is that his own 
| column seems to contradict his statements.


Anti-war soldier faces 10 years in jail

,----[ Quote ]
| LONDON: A British soldier who faces up to 
| 10 years in jail for speaking out against 
| the war in Afghanistan will go before a 
| military judge this week to discover if he 
| will remain in an army jail while he 
| awaits trial.


Just carry on. Everything is OK.


UN slated for stifling net debate

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| The UN has been criticised for stifling
| debate about net censorship after it
| disrupted a meeting of free-speech
| advocates in Egypt.


Egypt launches Arabic web domain

,----[ Quote ]
| Egypt will open the world's first Arabic
| language internet domain, its
| communications minister has said.


IGF censors for China

,----[ Quote ]
| The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has
| made a right mess of the opening day of its
| meeting in Egypt.
| Already under fire for holding the forum in
| Egypt, which banged up a blogger for four
| years, the group also made a truly ham-
| fisted attempt to censor debate at the
| meeting.

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