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London court ruling could have grave consequences for free speech online.

A ruling at the Appeal Court in London yesterday could set a dangerous precedent on one of the most important issues in online free speech. The ruling could mean that Internet Service Providers such as Google and Facebook become recognised as “publishers” of material, rather than “mere conduits” and thus legally responsible for material posted [...]

Index Index – international free speech round up 29/01/13

Index Index – international free speech round up 29/01/13

Index Index – International free speech roundup 16/01/13

A Bangladeshi blogger is in critical condition after being stabbed by three unknown attackers on 14 January in Dhaka, the country’s capital. Asif Mohiuddin, 29, is the author of a blog about atheism widely read in Bangladesh. His posts often satirise religion, with one post referring to god as ”almighty only in name but impotent in reality.” [...]

Mere conduit no more: Italian court threatens international web freedom

UPDATE: An appeals court in Milan acquitted today three Google executives of violating the privacy of an Italian boy with autism, in the so-called “Vividown” case. “We’re very happy that the verdict has been reversed and our colleagues’ names have been cleared. Of course, while we are delighted with the appeal, our thoughts continue to be [...]

Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Padraig Reidy: Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Has Lord McAlpine been the victim of a crime?

Padraig Reidy: Has Lord McAlpine been the victim of a crime?

Ask your police commissioner candidates about social media arrests

Padraig Reidy: Ask your police commissioner candidates about social media arrests

Midnight police raid on disability campaigner over Facebook messages

Padraig Reidy: Police raid disability campaigners home over Facebook messages

Facebook and Twitter prosecutions – the animation

Padraig Reidy: Facebook and Twitter prosecutions – the animation

Matthew Woods Facebook conviction – we cannot keep prosecuting jokes

Padraig Reidy: Matthew Woods conviction – we cannot keep prosecuting jokes