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Google and Stephen Fry attack digital bill

ISPs, Google, Facebook, eBay, Yahoo and the Open Rights Group sign letter saying bill threatens free speech In a letter published in the Financial Times today, digital rights campaigners and consumer...

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Cory Doctorow on copyright

Science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow spoke at the New America Foundation on Tuesday about his thoughts on productivity, creativity and parenting in the 21st century....

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Former BNP man uses copyright and libel laws to stifle “Nazi” picture

Arthur Kemp, the British National Party’s former foreign affairs spokesman and webmaster has forced several internet service providers (ISPs) to remove images of him apparently posing next to Nazi...

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Whether it’s porn or piracy, ISPs should not be forced to police the internet

Why did the Today Programme invite Claire Perry MP to debate website blocking this morning? Aside from giving Perry an impression of authority on the internet that she does not command — the peg for...

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What?!? Now we’re not even allowed to link to the Olympics website?

We’ve heard a lot about how the Olympics Games will take over London in the past few weeks: missile launchers on rooftops, non-approved chips banned from the Olympic site, protest threatened, Twitter...

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The great copyright debate

The sentencing of Anton Vickerman, the 38-year-old founder of Surfthechannel.com for conspiracy to defraud has opened up the debate on copyright once again – and it’s a debate that’s not going to go...

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Freedom to Connect conference: Aaron Swartz remembered, calls for copyright...

Freedom to Connect, a conference that usually addresses the “nuts and bolts” of internet connectivity, focused sharply this year on fundamental freedoms. Conference organiser David Isenberg attributed...

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World Intellectual Property Day: Copyright and creativity in a digital world

Does copyright do more to enhance free speech than to stifle it? This question comes into sharp focus every 26 April on World Intellectual Property Day, which aims to “promote discussion of the role of...

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The Queen’s speech and free speech

Today’s impressively short Queen’s Speech contained two nuggets of interest for Index readers. Firstly, there was the mention of intellectual propety: A further Bill will make it easier for businesses...

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