Category Archives: Providers as law enforcement agents

control on the internet

Facebook filters (no!) so as not to be caught in the Pirate Bay issue. Once more, this shows how a lack of reflection on providers’ roles creates intolerable situations violating liberties. “Legal Questions About Facebook’s Blocking Of Links To The … Continue reading

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Piracy and ISPs’ attitude in Sweden

Exploiting a gap in the law, Swedish ISPs do not keep any content nor any log on their customers. A radical stand to maximise privacy against the Governments’ trend (like the UK) to want to keep data. “More Swedish ISPs … Continue reading

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Private sector collaboration with investigatory forces

Two stories about the private sector wanting to or already collaborating with police forces, at least in the UK. That the firms stop avoiding the issue is a good sign and it is sad to say that it takes a … Continue reading

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MPAA Also Likes The Idea Of ISP Enforcers For File Sharing (TechDirt, 29 December 2008)

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Copyrights infringement and duty to react from ISPs/social networking

A bit of French law here: a French comic who used to specialised in hidden cameras type of sketches in the high street (his nickname literally means Thebottom), sued and sues several companies/ISPs for holding pirated videos of his work. … Continue reading

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Net neutrality

Have The Big Internet Companies Turned Their Back On Net Neutrality? (TechDirt, 15 December 2008)

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ISPs role: caught in fire?

A recent ruling from the European Court of Human Rights against Finland highlighted the crucial role ISPs can play in investigations and protection of the person. K.U. v. FINLAND (2 December 2008),“The European Court of Human Rights has today notified … Continue reading

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ISPs and search engines blocking accesss to content

It’s a behaviour not peculiar to criminal law issues, but it is certainly troublesome when it comes to criminal law. Again, ISPs take action before any judgment has been passed, before any court involvement and the like. Such blocking of … Continue reading

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ISPs as enforcers of the law

Nothing new really, but more obvious now. Section 230 (c)(2) CDA (the other part of section 230 is the infamous “child porn provision”) allows for ISPs to filter contentious contents. Spam being illegal, ISPs are allowed to filter content, i.e. … Continue reading

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ISPs, prosecution and human rights

It seems that Yahoo! wishes to “clean up” its act: it offered $1m to study the link between the internet and international values, meaning human rights. After having contributed to giving in a chinese dissident, is Yahoo! willing to repent? … Continue reading

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