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New rules bring online piracy fight to US campuses

Starting this month, colleges and universities that don’t do enough to combat the illegal swapping of “Avatar” or Lady Gaga over their computer networks put themselves at risk of losing federal funding. A provision of the Higher Education Opportunity Act … Continue reading

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Anti-Porn Law Misses Mark, Says Women’s Rights Group

The National Commission on Violence Against Women has said that the Anti-Pornography Law was not properly able to combat the problem because the issue is not only a legal matter, but also one of morality and religion. Continue reading

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Finland becomes first country to make broadband Internet the law, Australia left behind

By: David Ramli Finland has become the first country in the world to force its ISPs to treat broadband like postal services and telephone connections. From July 1 onwards, every citizen will get access to a reasonably-priced connection with a … Continue reading

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President Ford Approved Warrantless Domestic Surveillance

While the country was embroiled in a national debate over excessive government surveillance in 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct warrantless domestic surveillance, according to a classified memo recently obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Continue reading

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Mogul Fights Tutut’s Power Grab at TPI

Media mogul Harry Tanoesoedibjo said he would visit the Jakarta Police this morning to prevent the late President Suharto’s eldest daughter from retaking control of his national entertainment channel, Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia. Harry told the Jakarta Globe on Tuesday evening … Continue reading

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ACLU Study Highlights U.S. Surveillance Society

By: David Kravets Welcome to the surveillance society. That’s what the American Civil Liberties Union concluded Tuesday with a report chronicling government spying and the detention of groups and individuals “for doing little more than peacefully exercising their First Amendment … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Launches Offensive Against IP Pirates

The Obama administration came out with guns blazing on Tuesday, promising to get tough on piracy of intellectual property. Tighter enforcement is critical to meet the needs of the nation’s economy, said Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel. “Now, more than ever, we need to protect the ideas, artistry and our reputation for quality.” Continue reading

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