· August, 2012

Stories about Law from August, 2012

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Colombia: CELE Analyzes Constitutionality of Bill Lleras 2.0

  29 August 2012

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE, according to its Spanish acronym) requested to be considered as “friend of the court” in order to provide inputs for the discussions around the unconstitutionality of Bill 1520, also known as "Bill Lleras 2.0", which reforms the copyright regime in Colombia.

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South Korea: Internet “Real Name” Law Violates the Constitution

  28 August 2012

The South Korea Supreme Court decided on August 23, 2012 that the Internet “real name” policy is unconstitutional. From local media outlet, Kyunghyang Shinmun: The judges unanimously voted that clause 5 of article 44 in the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, which requires...

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Assange Asylum Granted After Threats from UK Authorities

  16 August 2012

This morning, Thursday 16 August, 2012, in a press conference streamed from the website of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Ricardo Patino declared that the country would grant asylum to the Founder and Editor of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. This comes after threats by UK authorities to remove Assange from the Embassy.

Hong Kong: Google Search Engine Sued for Defamation

  12 August 2012

Albert Yeung Sau-shing, the Chairman of Emperor Group in Hong Kong is suing Google Inc for defamation. He claimed that when searching his name, both in Chinese and English, in Google's search engine, there are listed items that defame him. He demanded the court to issue injunction to Google for...

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Brazil: Congress to vote on “Bill of Rights” for Internet users

  3 August 2012

The Marco Civil da Internet, a "bill of rights" for Internet users proposed in Brazil, would represent a paramount advance in country's progressive digital policymaking agenda. Officials expect the law will come to a vote on August 8. Rather than framing digital policy as a matter of criminal violations, the law sets rights for users and aims to balance these with the interests of online companies and law enforcement.

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