We’ve been following the latest developments of UK mobile censorship closely; documenting when a website is found out to be censored on so-called ‘adult filters’. After documenting several websites that got censored, the next one to be found on the blacklist turns out to be us.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving for opponents of internet censorship. As the list of censored websites grow, so does the list of websites that don’t deserve to be censored.
It’s a very disturbing trend we’ve been following for some time now. UK mobile ISPs using filters to prevent children from seeing explicit content for the purpose of blacklisting websites that hardly have anything to do with pornography in the first place.
One of the latest buzz words coming out of the industry seems to be the term “IP-Intensive” or “IP-Intensive Industry”.
We’ve recently been informed that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released a report entitled “IP Creates Jobs for America”. We decided to take a look at the report and it doesn’t take long to find a whole lot of red flags.
Yahoo! releases a new search engine extension and iOS app, with surprisingly positive results. Yahoo! has re-entered the search engine market with its new offering, called Axis.
If this is any indication of things to come, accessing the Internet could be a whole lot more expensive in the future. Julius Genachowski, Chairman for the FCC has come out in support of usage-based billing in the US for cable companies.
The hits to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) keeps on coming. Today, we have learned that the Prime Minister of Romania has said that unless significant changes happen to ACTA, the country will refuse to ratify it. ACTA has been dealt with a number of blows in recent weeks.
A report has surfaced saying that the MPAA is lobbying to have the sequel of SOPA in place by 2013. This comes as a result of comments made by Chris Dodd.
A rather unusual story has surfaced recently. Apparently, a lawyer representing the producers of the motion picture, “Mary, Mother of Christ” is threatening legal action against the news site TechDirt.
One of the many things we are tracking here at ZeroPaid is the developments of the Canadian copyright reform legislation. So, we decided to talk to Michael Geist, one of the leading experts of copyright, the internet and digital rights in Canada.
We’ve just finished out lengthy series on what file-sharing studies really have to say about file-sharing. The series has drawn quite a lot of attention, so, we felt the need to cap off this series with some final thoughts and a list of links to all the studies and more.
The Open Rights Group has been investigating what websites being filtered on mobile networks. So far, the list has been quite startling as websites like Tor and La Quadrature du Net wound up on the blacklists that have obviously have nothing to do with pornographic content.
It could be the worst technology analogy we’ve heard in years. Dean Del Mastro, a Canadian Conservative MP was trying to argue against the simple act of format shifting and decided to use an analogy to explain his point.
Our long-running series of what file-sharing studies are really saying is nearly at a close now. The second to last study we’ll be reviewing from Taiwan wound up with a conclusion that seems to be continuing on in the theme of businesses need to adapt to the digital age.
Data retention has cropped up from time to time. This time, we’re noticing its appearance in Australia where it apparently hit a roadblock recently. The terms of the data retention policy has reportedly been knocked back.
A list of Mac anti-virus software that will protect your machine and your data from the dark side of the internet. Mac computers were once thought to be immune from any virus or malware-related activity.
Things are becoming not so bright for the pervasive, yet secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
A curious news story recently surfaced about Google possibly buying a well known website 4Chan. We did some digging into this to get to the bottom of this and found that this may have been the result of a faulty Google news result.
If you’ve been having problems accessing either The Pirate Bay or Wikileaks recently, you’re not alone. It turns out, both websites have been hit with a DDOS attack. While there is work on getting the websites back up and running, who exactly is behind the attacks remain unclear.