Recent stories and news about Internet censorship.

Do you really want to create freedom in the world of information? Then stop pretending that the Internet has some independent, non-physical existence that can magically bypass all the power structures of the real world and start working to make the legal and social changes needed to support that freedom in the real world. Otherwise the naivete of people like you and Barlow will jeopardize all our freedom, on the Internet and in the physical world.

News about Internet Censorship in China

 Amnesty International portal with news, blogs and issues on Internet Censorship.

This article discusses the pros and cons of internet censorship.

This newspaper article illustrates for the need to stop internet censorship in countries like Iran and China to promote wider internet access to the public.

Faceblocked: Internet Censorship in China. (05/26/10)


In this powerful talk from TEDGlobal, Rebecca MacKinnon describes the expanding struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace, and asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core, rather than control?


68 Things You Cannot Say on China’s Internet - The …


Internet censorship is the control or suppression of the publishing of, or access to information on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations at the behest of government, regulators, or on their own initiative.

Internet censorship and surveillance are growing global phenomena

While legally this topic shares much with other forms of censorship, internet censorship specifically deals with the restriction of online content. The largest point of interest is the reach of the internet regardless of what policies one country creates concerning allowable content, providers in other countries can post whatever is allowed under their respective legal systems. While countries have made attempts to restrict what is obtainable, such as Google and China striking a deal over filtering its search engine, the ease of accessibility remains the largest obstacle to being able to control what people can find online.

Internet Censorship Laws in Australia

At the time, it was generally assumed that everyone could eventually be a content hoster and creator. The pervasive use of dial-up modems at the time prevented it, but that would be taken care of as the Internet matured.

SOPA, Internet Censorship Bill, Lauded By Both Parties …

That's been discussed among my teammates and immediate manager, but so far, that's as far as it has gone.
Either that or a "most interesting" report being posted weekly.

PayPal Internet Censorship | National Review


The ACLU’s vision of an uncensored Internet was clearly shared by the U.S. Supreme Court when it declared, in Reno v. ACLU, the Internet to be a free speech zone, deserving at least as much First Amendment protection as that afforded to books, newspapers and magazines.

What is Censorship? - Global Internet Liberty Campaign - …

I agree with Schneier: "Brave words, but premature." The technologies that formed the backdrop of the cypherpunks -- many indeed "Internet pioneers" -- have not been deployed. Maybe Craig would object to their (eventual) deployment, and if so, then let the shame be affixed to his cowardly head.