Internet Freedom

Obama Won't Divulge Drafts of Copyright Treaties

The Obama administration has taken a big step back from transparency in one area of critical importance to the FOSS movement. Just like George Bush did, the President is asserting that draft trademark and copyright agreements with Japan and the EU are "state secrets," and has refused to release them to the public -- even though the same drafts have been widely distributed among corporate lobbyists.

Net Neutrality At A Crossroads

Today's Wall Street Journal features an article by Vishesh Kumar and Christopher Rhoads, Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web. The article reports:
Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic with a proposal to create a fast lane for its own content, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google has traditionally been one of the loudest advocates of equal network access for all content providers.
Ron Akanowicz

Internet Usage Bypassing the US- CIA Begins Pouting Again

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." - Will Rogers The New York Times reported yesterday that more and more internet traffic is beginning to bypass the United States- and Big Brother isn't happy.

It is time for Google to put its mouth where its money is.

It is time for Google to put its mouth where its money is. The Internet search and advertising delivery giant has again opposed shareholder resolutions that would have required it meet minimum standards of internet freedom. These are very modest proposals, that if adopted would have allowed Google to demonstrate that it understands that a totalitarian internet is evil, and that Google will not be evil.
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