· October, 2012

Stories about Law from October, 2012

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The Public Voice: Privacy Rights are a Global Challenge

  22 October 2012

October 22, 2012 is an important day for global civil society defending privacy and free speech. The Public Voice coalition will be hosting a global conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and you are invited to take part in the conversation and interact with the panelists. You can follow the...

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Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report: Free Trade Edition

  9 October 2012

In this edition, we focus on recent free trade agreements and the challenges they pose in the digital age. To fulfill the requirements of a free trade agreement with the United States, the Congress of Panama approved a law last week that will impose severe penalties for violating copyright and will make it almost impossible for the accused to be able to present their cases in court.

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Vietnam: Government Jails Three ‘Dissident’ Bloggers

  1 October 2012

Three Vietnamese bloggers have been convicted by a local court for allegedly spreading anti-government propaganda. One of them will serve a prison term of 12 years. Human rights groups immediately condemned the verdict and warned against the creeping online repression in the country.

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