· November, 2012

Stories about Law from November, 2012

30 November 2012

Zambia: “SIM Registration is For Security Reasons”

Recent admission by Zambia's telecoms regulatory body that the mandatory registration of SIM cards was being done to mount a security data base for users is stirring controversy among users...

18 November 2012

China: Beijing Twitterer Detained for Writing Micro-fiction

A Beijing Twitterer @Stariver has been detained since November 7th, 2012, at the eve of the 18th National Chinese Communist Party Congress. According to his friends who visited his family...

17 November 2012

Portugal: Activist blog silenced by Google

On the day of Portugal's general strike, Google's Blogger took down an activist blog maintained by one of Portugal's largest organizations advocating for "precarious" workers. The group suspects the move...

7 November 2012

Chile: Why do we Need Exceptions to Copyright?

We have already explained how copyright can clash with freedom of expression. But are there legal alternatives in a copyright system that is increasingly restrictive? If all works are always...

Protecting the Open Web: Net Activists Unite

Netizens around the world are coordinating advocacy on the upcoming conference of the International Telecommunication Union, where member states will decide whether or not the ITU should cover Internet-policy matters—leaked...

1 November 2012

Six Month Jail for Insulting Bahrain King on Twitter

One of four Twitter users, detained in Bahrain and reportedly charged with insulting the country's king, was sentenced to six months in prison today. Bahraini lawyer Mohammed Abdulameer tweets [ar]:...