Category Archives: censorship

MeowCat, a new kind of internet conversation platform

I’ve recently been building a website, MeowCat. What’s MeowCat? A very short answer would be: it’s a better Twitter. More accurately, it’s a new kind of internet conversation platform. Right now, it combines the best features of Twitter, blogging, Usenet … Continue reading

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Raoul Moat and Facebook

Raoul Moat was a nasty murdering thug and I’m glad he’s dead. Some people disagree, and they’ve set up a Facebook page R.I.P RAOUL MOAT YOU LEGEND! ♥, a typical comment on which is this one from Gemma-Louise Stokes: love … Continue reading

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Tories worse than Labour on filesharing

Labour’s Digital Economy Bill is bad enough. But what is the Conservatives’ position? This extract from a parliamentary debate which occurred a fortnight ago makes clear that they’re worse (the yellow marking is my emphasis): Jeremy Hunt (Shadow Secretary of … Continue reading

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Say No to the Digital Economy Bill

Charlotte Gore understands the consequences of Lord Mandelson’s Digital Economy Bill: Mandelson wants to be able to ban individuals from [the internet] as punishment for copyright infringement. […] Here’s the key question: do we want to live in a society … Continue reading

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Press Complaints Commission wants to regulate blogs

Baroness Peta Buscombe, who recently became chair of the Press Complaints Commission, wants to regulate blogs: Baroness Buscombe, the new chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, has ambitions for her organisation that go beyond the traditional newspaper companies. She wants … Continue reading

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Secret ACTA Treaty would impose 3-strikes

The ACTA treaty is being negotiated in secret. It stands for “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” but that’s just a cover name: it’s really about clamping down on internet freedom. It’s said that the USA has the best government money can buy, … Continue reading

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Musicians oppose disconnection of filesharers

The government wants to disconnect people it alleges have been engaging in illegal fileshairing. They say this is to help musicians. But what do musicians say about it? They don’t think filesharers should be disconnected: A rift has opened between … Continue reading

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