Sweden seeks telecoms monitoring
Sweden’s government has presented a bill to give its defence intelligence agency powers to monitor any e-mail or phone call into or out of the country.
us: Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites
The Bush administration has accelerated its Internet surveillance push by proposing that Web sites must keep records of who uploads photographs or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate, CNET News.com has learned.
French to limit violent net clipsFrench people could be prevented from posting images or videos of violent acts online under new laws.
Berners-Lee: Congress should consider net neutrality
Timothy Berners-Lee advocated that the U.S. Congress protect net neutrality and questioned the value of DRM (digital rights management) Thursday. Berners-Lee, speaking before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet in the U.S. House of Representatives, said it was “very, very important” for lawmakers to protect the ability of users to access the Web content they want regardless of their ISP.
Berners-Lee pushes Congress on ‘nondiscriminatory’ Web
World Wide Web father Tim Berners-Lee told politicians on Thursday that it’s critical to shield his seminal innovation from control by a single company or country.
EC Sues Germany Over High-Speed Internet LawThe European Commission said Monday it was suing Germany over a law allowing Deutsche Telekom to keep rivals off its high-speed Internet networks. A letter “of formal notice” was sent to Berlin after it ignored repeated warnings not to adopt legislation that could grant Deutsche Telekom a de facto monopoly on a new broadband network. The German parliament on Friday passed the telecommunications law, exempting Deutsche Telekom’s high-speed network from regulation.http://ecommercetimes.com/story/55956.html
The changing media environment in Singapore
The Media Report examines the limits of liberalisation in nearby Singapore. There’s little doubt the society is loosening up and that includes its media. But has the ruling People’s Action Party given any ground when it comes to the coverage of political affairs?
Estonia to hold first national Internet election
The Baltic state of Estonia plans to become the world’s first country to allow voting in a national parliamentary election via the Internet next month–with a little help from the forest king.
A proposed law would require companies to keep detailed data about people’s Internet and phone use.
uk: Government backs digital lockdownCalls to ban Digital Rights Management to limit what people can do with digital media have been rejected.