· July, 2010

Stories about Law from July, 2010

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Italy: NO to Restrictions on Online Free Speech

  30 July 2010

While the recent WikiLeaks experience [EN] reveals aspirations to build “information freedom zones” with some help from Iceland [EN], the Italian government seems to be heading in the opposite direction. A Media and Wiretapping Bill [EN] that was under consideration by the Italian parliament for two years (harshly criticized by...

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Italy: liability risk for bloggers?

  27 July 2010

One of the provisions of the Media and Wiretapping Bill currently being discussed by the Italian Parliament is that all “those responsible for information websites” will be required to issue corrections within 48 hours to any complaint regarding website content, whether blogs, opinion, comment and/or information in general. Corrections would...

Israel – Another step in government restrictions on the Web

  17 July 2010

Two weeks ago, when police directive was published for the first time in Israel, instructing the Internet providers to block access to some gambling websites, the economic Committee  of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) approved, on July 13th, a bill requiring Internet service providers to inform their clients about the dangers...

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China: Cracking down on micro-blogging

  15 July 2010

According to today's Apple Daily News, the Propaganda Department and State Council Information Office have taken joint action in strengthening the control over micro-blogging services. Since Twitter and Facebook was blocked in China, the development of social media services have been booming. Most of the portal websites, such as Sina,...

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