Activists call it Net Neutrality. Progressive web sites and writers would be marginalized or suppressed, and content systematically filtered or banned. Media reform activists have drawn a line in the sand.
Activists call it Net Neutrality. Progressive web sites and writers would be marginalized or suppressed, and content systematically filtered or banned.
Media reform activists have drawn a line in the sand. Net Neutrality must be defended at all costs. Preserving a viable, independent, free and open Internet and the media overall is essential to a functioning democracy, but the forces aligned against it are formidable, daunting, relentless, and reprehensible.
Some past challenges suggest future ones ahead. Inthe law was struck down at the Appellate Court level, but it stayed on the books. Inthe Supreme Court reviewed the ruling and returned the case for reconsideration.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation put it this way: They just reinvent themselves in new forms made all the easier when powerful corporate interests and their congressional allies support them.
As the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, the law was reintroduced in the Senate in January but never passed. Under the law, classic fiction would be banned as well as any material deemed offensive. In June,a three-judge federal panel partially struck it down for restricting adult free speech.
In Junethe Supreme Court upheld the lower court ruling in Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union.
Censorship A hypothetical censored version of The Birth of Venus, by William-Adolphe Bouguereau Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or \"inconvenient\" as determined by government . Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws by Stephen Lendman / May 23rd, At a time of corporate dominated media, a free and open Internet is democracy’s last chance to preserve our First Amendment rights without which all others are threatened. While a slew of surveillance and censorship bills have been quietly passed around the world, a new devastating censorship bill has been introduced, allowing the government to censor and shut down websites they deem "fake news" or "Russian Propaganda".
InCongress amended CDA by removing struck down indecency provisions. The Supreme Court upheld the decision. Federal law, however, protects craigslist, but not against ambitious AGs harassment for their own political advantage and self-interest.
These and numerous other congressional and other attempts aim to censor protected speech, including online. Expect more of this ahead, some legislation to be enacted, at times upheld by the courts, and, as a result, our liberties to be chipped away incrementally and lost — unless a line in the sand is drawn and defended by enough of the committed to do it.
On February 29,one skirmish turned out successfully when a federal judge let the anonymous whistle-blowing WikiLeaks resume operations after a week earlier ordering its US hosting company and domain registrar Dynadot to shut down and lock out its site.
The struggle for unimpeded free speech continues.Internet Threatened by Censorship, Secret Surveillance, and Cybersecurity Laws by Stephen Lendman / May 23rd, At a time of corporate dominated media, a free and open Internet is democracy’s last chance to preserve our First Amendment rights without which all others are threatened.
H.R. , a piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short), has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war.
Jun 05, · With their members heavily-banking on an expansion of Pentagon development of cyber attack tools, the group calls on the state to "Incorporate private sector cyber threat scenarios within government cyber-related test beds (e.g., DARPA's Cyber Test Range).
Internet censorship is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet enacted by regulators, or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in self-censorship for moral, religious, or business reasons, to conform to societal norms, due to intimidation, or out of fear of legal or other consequences.
In his new book, "Government Control of News: A Constitutional Challenge", former NBC-TV legal counsel Corydon B.
Dunham chronicles the government's censorship of broadcast news. He warns of. Internet Threatened By Censorship, Secret Surveillance, And Director Rod Beckstrom of DHS' Cyber Security Center resigned in March because of NSA's "greater role in guarding the government's computer systems" and its concentrated power without checks and balances.
Obama is going Bush one better by saying the Patriot Act immunizes the.