· July, 2012

Stories about Law from July, 2012

27 July 2012

Peru: Concerns Over Computer Crime Bill

Discussions have been held over the past year in the National Congress to draw up a computer crime bill. The bill has raised many questions, among them the fact that...

China: Beijing Arrests 5,007 Netizens in 2012 So Far

According to mainland Chinese media report, Beijing city steering committee and public security bureau had a working group meeting in July 24 on the control of the internet during summer...

European Telco Proposal to ITU: A Threat to the Open Web?

A group of European telecommunications companies has made a proposal for global Internet regulation that could fundamentally alter the free flow of information online and undermine Internet neutrality. Parts of...

24 July 2012

“Don't Fear the Internet”: Testimonials on Domain Names and Freedom of Expression

Domain names in Chile have become a battlefield over the right to freedom of expression. In this new video from the campaign “Don’t Fear the Internet”, NGO 'Derechos Digitales' highlights...

22 July 2012

Mexico: Congress Resolves to Reject ACTA

On July 18, 2012, both the Senate and House of Representatives in Mexico passed resolutions calling for the country's new President, Enrique Peña Nieto, to nullify Mexico's signature on the...

20 July 2012

Costa Rica: Cybercrime Law Threatens Internet Freedom

Costa Rica just passed Law 9048, which includes reforms to the country’s Criminal Code to create new cybercrime offenses, including rules against illegal access and interception of communications. Journalists and...

18 July 2012

Mexico: The Government Signed ACTA While Mexicans Were Asleep

The Mexican government signed its adhesion to ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) on Wednesday, July 11th. 2012 in Japan while it was the middle of the night in Mexico. Netizens showed...

15 July 2012

Hong Kong: Inconsistent categorization of Indecent and Obscene Articles Leads to Discrimination and Self-censorship

The Hong Kong government is having its second round of consultation in the review of the Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance and the deadline for opinion submission is...

Hong Kong: Activist's home raided for DOS attack allegation

On July 13 2012, a group of police officers raided a Hong Kong activist, Yang Yang's (screen name) home and took away his computer, server and cell phone. According to...