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The Internet in Putin's Russia: Reinventing a Technology of Authoritarianism

Traditionally, authoritarian governments have responded to the IT revolution by censoring sources of free and unbiased information (China, Singapore, Middle East), while democratic governments focused on public concerns such as protection of minors and hate speech (United States, European Union). The game theoretic model developed from the evidence of Russian Internet policy-making shows that governments… Read more »

Aussie Internet ID plan draws scorn

An plan to require identity checks for Australian email users has been branded ‘ludicrous.’ “Proposals to ban free email accounts and require Internet users to be identified before obtaining Internet accounts is not going to assist law enforcement from tracking down criminals,” she said. “There’re just so many ways that you could get around it… Read more »

Aussie Internet ID plan draws scorn

An plan to require identity checks for Australian email users has been branded ‘ludicrous’ “Proposals to ban free email accounts and require Internet users to be identified before obtaining Internet accounts is not going to assist law enforcement from tracking down criminals,” she said. “There’re just so many ways that you could get around it… Read more »

Offshore Web 'haven' sinks

A widely publicized project to transform a man-made platform in the English Channel into a “safe haven” for controversial Web businesses has failed due to political, technical and management problems, one of the company’s founders said. From ZD Net

Parliament goes wireless for bloggers' summit

Westminster is to hold a world-first tonight, when around 120 bloggers descend on parliament for a discussion on how politicians can best use the “blogosphere” to further policy and public interaction. From The Guardian

Legal blow for DVD-copying software

Companies selling DVD-copying software received a legal blow on Thursday when a judge hearing Hollywood’s case against one firm said she is “substantially persuaded” by previous cases that the software violates the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act. From New Scientist

When is unauthorized "access" to a computer illegal?

In the last twenty-five years, the federal government and all fifty states have enacted new criminal laws that prohibit unauthorized access to computers. These new laws attempt to draw a line between criminality and free conduct in cyberspace. No one knows what it means to “access” a computer, however, nor when access becomes “unauthorized.” Download… Read more »

Bid to Expose Porn Filters Loses

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit that challenged the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act by seeking permission for a Harvard student to probe Internet-filtering software used in schools and public libraries. From Wired