Stories about Law
16 December 2014
News aggregator Google News has announced the shutdown of its Spanish subsidiary starting December 16, 2014 due to the tax imposed by the new Intellectual Property Law.
10 December 2014
This week GitHub takes a hit in Russia and UK "safe" Internet filters block Germany's historic hacker club site.
Internet filtering at ISP level might become reality in Russia by the end of 2014. This would slow down Internet speeds and introduce more surveillance and censorship in the RuNet.
A proposed telecom law in Ecuador would create a special tax for mobile phone service operators, and could give the Ministry of Defense increased powers in situations of "public calamity".
9 December 2014
Konstantin Sankov stands accused of "calling for hostile acts against a group defined in terms of national identity." If convicted, he could go to prison for 5 years.
3 December 2014
The Zone9 case proves that in Ethiopia, international human rights standards -- and even national law -- are employed or ignored as political powers please.
1 December 2014
Selfies, ‘Sandwich Parties’ and ‘The Hunger Games': How Activists Have Challenged Thailand's Martial Law
Six months have passed since the army grabbed power and declared martial law in Thailand. During this time, Thai citizens have used various forms of protests against the junta.
27 November 2014
Serbian authorities have increasingly been calling online activists in for questioning. Now activist Marko Živković is being called into court for publicly complaining about milk regulations 20 months ago.
25 November 2014
Under the law, a person using digital media to “promote or attack the constitutional order” or “disrupt public peace” could face between one and five years behind bars.
13 November 2014
The first draft of the e-commerce bill grants the telecommunications authority new powers to block websites found in breach of the bill's restrictions.