January 27th, 2012 by Brian Leave a reply »

Do you know your online rights? If you write fan fiction, are you breaking copyright? If you link to another site, are you breaking the law?, a shared project from a number of universities, came to my attention because of recent decisions by Twitter to censor people’s status updates depending upon the laws of certain countries. In China, your Google search is filtered stricter than even a school network, and that took years to come about. Twitter isn’t even allowed in China.

Twitter was influential in the Middle Eastern and Russian protests in recent years. It will be interesting to see how protesters will coordinate now. ChillingEffects will at least keep a record of government requests to censor online messages.

Check out ChillingEffect’s database of cease and desist messages by clicking here.


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