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[News] New Examples of Implicit/Subtle Censorship in UK, Italy, Australia, and China

  • Subject: [News] New Examples of Implicit/Subtle Censorship in UK, Italy, Australia, and China
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 03:09:43 +0000
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Hospital trust branded the worst in Britain 'tried to gag whistleblowers'

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| A hospital trust branded the worst in 
| Britain by the NHS regulator actively 
| discouraged staff from expressing fears 
| about the safety of patients, an independent 
| inquiry is expected to conclude.


Italy Plans to Hold YouTube Accountable for its Users' Uploads (Updated)

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| The Italian government is moving ahead with 
| its plans to hold YouTube accountable for 
| its users' copyright infringements. 
| According to new regulations that have 
| recently been proposed by the Italian 
| government, YouTube would have to get a TV 
| license to operate in Italy. Should Italy 
| move ahead with this regulation, YouTube 
| would have to follow the same rules and 
| regulations as traditional broadcast 
| channels. These new rules would eliminate 
| the "safe harbor" rules that currently 
| shield services like YouTube.


Why You Should Be Afraid Of Internet Censorship in Australia, Even If You Donât Live There

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| The spectre of broadscale Internet 
| censorship in Australia has been covered 
| previously here on The Next Web before, but 
| many outside Australia may wonder: why 
| should you care if you donât live in 
| Australia.
| If youâre not aware of whatâs proposed, the 
| short version is that Australia is proposing 
| to introduce a compulsory firewall that 
| filters content based on a blacklist of 
| banned sites.
| Whatâs going to be on that list is even now 
| still somewhat confused. The Censorship 
| Minister Stephen Conroy has stated that all 
| Refused Classification content will be 
| banned, which in Australia would extend to 
| computer games unsuitable for children 
| (Australia has no adult (R18+) rating for 
| computer games,) small breasts, information 
| about euthanasia, discussion forums on 
| anorexia, as well as the usual nasties of 
| child porn. To complicate matters, a site 
| may be refused classification in Australia 
| if it links to a site that is refused 
| classification, which could literally result 
| in half the internet being blocked.


Blogger describes Xinjiang as an 'internet prison'

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| Following the ethnic unrest in Xinjiang in 
| July 2009, internet access in the region has 
| been severely restricted - far more than in 
| other parts of China.
| The situation is gradually improving, but an 
| American blogger living in the area says 
| many sites are still strictly censored.



Timeline: China and net censorship

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| As Google considers withdrawing from China,
| the BBC looks at the highs and lows of
| internet access and freedom in the most
| populous country in the world.

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