Wednesday, February 8, 2012

India, Brazil Could Decide Future of Free Internet

Corbin, Kenneth. "India, Brazil Could Decide Future of Free Internet." PC World, February 8, 2012.

From the article: "With so much attention focused on online censorship in highly restrictive countries such as China, Iran and Syria, the discussion of global Internet freedom often has tended to exclude the large class of more moderate nations with rapidly growing online populations with only a rudimentary set of laws and policies for the Web…But for Bob Boorstin, Google's director of corporate and policy communications, the greater uncertainty, both for U.S. businesses looking to new markets overseas and global Internet users, is found in the countries that have neither made forceful affirmations of online freedom nor implemented rigid, state-sanctioned censorship frameworks…Just this week, word surfaced that Google and Facebook had each taken down certain content on their domains in India to comply with a court ruling that upheld a lawsuit against a larger group of Internet companies seeking mechanisms to block sensitive religious material."  Read more

See Also
Gokhale, Ketaki and Pratap Patnaik. "Google Removes Content in India Deemed Objectionable After Civil Lawsuit." Bloomberg, February 7, 2012.