Stories about Law from December, 2013
Facing New Licensing Rules, Leading Political News Site Closes in Singapore
The Breakfast Network socio-political news site ceased operations in Singapore after rejecting new state licensing requirements. The issue has revived debate on Singapore's so-called "light touch" Internet regulation.
Zambia: Register Your SIM Card, or Lose Your Service
Zambians are being forced to register their mobile phone SIM cards with their real name and other identifying information. What will this mean for user privacy?
Nigeria: Gagging Critics or Fighting Cyber Crime?
Nigerian lawmakers are considering multiple bills of law that aim to target online fraud and financial crime, but could undercut key civil liberties along the way.
Spain: Public Safety Bill or Threat to Civil Rights?
A new "anti-protest" bill in Spain could prohibit calling for protests via the Internet, circulating riot images during demonstrations, and "violence against street furniture."
Video: Who Controls the Internet?
What is Internet governance? A new video from Fundacion Karisma offers a short, illustrated tutorial on one of the murkiest topics plaguing digital rights activists today.