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'Last rites' for ACTA? Europe rejects antipiracy treaty

The European Parliament has voted down ACTA, the controversial antipiracy and anticounterfeit treaty, blocking any signing EU member state from ratifying it into law.

By July 4, 2012

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Europe's copyright bill ACTA on last legs

The European Parliament's trade committee rejects ACTA, saying the legislation is too vague, and its opinions carry a good deal of weight with the larger governing body.

By June 21, 2012

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Wikileaks publishes draft of secretive TPP trade pact

Comparing the Trans-Pacific Partnership to SOPA, critics say the 12-nation treaty currently being secretly negotiated could limit Internet freedoms.

By November 13, 2013

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EU votes to reject 'porn ban' proposals

The European Parliament opts not to adopt a pan-European ban on all forms of porn, including on the Web, at least for now. Such a vote has happened before, and it's worth putting the "porn ban" into some context.

By March 12, 2013

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European Parliament blocks citizen e-mails protesting EU 'porn ban'

After European citizens began to complain en masse over a report proposing that porn should be banned in the 27-member state bloc, European politicians blew the whistle on their own IT department.

By March 7, 2013

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EU to vote on porn ban, calls for Internet enforcement

In a severe threat to online freedoms in the region, the European Parliament is set to vote in the next week on "a ban on all forms of pornography in the media."

By March 6, 2013

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Meet Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Hollywood's new copyright ally

The incoming chairman of a key House of Representatives panel worked to ban Internet gambling and champion the Stop Online Piracy Act. And he hasn't given up.

By November 28, 2012

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Look in the sky! It's a 'cat signal' for Net freedom

A group known as the Internet Defense League will launch Thursday with a cat signal shining into the night sky and onto the buildings of several major cities. The IDL's goal? Efficiently fight off future Internet censorship legislation.

By July 17, 2012

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A fair go for tech

This week's podcast takes a closer look at tech pricing in Australia, and asks the question: are we really that worse off? Plus Windows 8 upgrades, chucking sickies from Higgs boson and more.

By July 4, 2012

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U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show

Global Internet tax suggested by European network operators, who want Apple, Google, and other Web companies to pay to deliver content, is proposed for debate at a U.N. agency in December.

By June 7, 2012