· November, 2008

Stories about Law from November, 2008

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Iran: Cyber Writers Jailed and Threatened and Millions of Sites Filtered

  23 November 2008

Iranian cyber writers are facing a very difficult time. We can summarize Iran's current situation in three words: Jail, Filtering and Threats. Iranian authorities recently jailed two cyber writers. Read more in this post about the threats and harassment cyber activists are facing in Iran.

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Brazil: Attempts to censor a documentary about censorship

  20 November 2008

Gagged in Brazil, a documentary about the relationship between politics, media and censorship in Brazil was taken off the Current TV networks after a political party's complaint. After a full investigation into the sources, the film is back online - but media censorship in Minas Gerais is an old and ongoing issue.

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Brazil: Flash mob protest against Digital Crimes Bill

  16 November 2008

Brazilian bloggers and netizens took to the streets of São Paulo to protest against the Digital Crimes Bill, which typifies the cyber-crimes punishable by law and stipulates penalties accordingly. They claim the law has so many flaws that, instead of punishing real criminals, it might end up deeming as crime...

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