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New Zealand: New evidence about US operation to shut down Megaupload

By John Braddock, July 7, 2012

White House logs demonstrate that meetings took place between Hollywood studio executives and US Vice President Joe Biden six months before the raids on Megaupload.

Facebook IPO falls flat

By Andre Damon, May 19, 2012

Facebook, the social networking platform, made its initial public offering on Friday in the largest technology IPO in US history. High sell volume after the opening prompted the offering's underwriters to buy up stocks to shore up the price.

US government prepares new attacks on Internet privacy

By Marcus Day, May 17, 2012

Over the past month, the US government has ramped up its efforts to create a legal basis for the surveillance of Internet and electronic communication.

Tens of thousands in Germany protest against ACTA’s attack on the Internet

By Johannes Stern, February 15, 2012

Last Saturday, tens of thousands took to the streets in about 60 German cities to protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which threatens the Internet with increased surveillance and democratic rights in general.

Mother of Richard O’Dwyer: “America is trying to control and police the Internet”

By our reporters, February 7, 2012

An interview with Julia O’Dwyer, whose son Richard, a 23-year-old computer science student at Sheffield Hallam University, faces extradition to the US on copyright infringement charges.

New Zealand judge defers bail decision on Megaupload arrests

By John Braddock, January 24, 2012

As part of a global campaign by the US government, the Megaupload associates face extradition proceedings on copyright charges.

US government shuts down file-sharing site MegaUpload

By Patrick Zimmerman, January 20, 2012

Operating at the behest of the major media conglomerates, the US government moved against one of the most popular file-sharing Internet sites, seizing millions of dollars in assets and arresting four people.

SOPA, PIPA and the freedom of the Internet

By Andre Damon, January 19, 2012

Millions of people signed online petitions Wednesday against internet censorship bills being discussed in the US Congress.

Wikipedia shuts down to protest censorship bills

By Andre Damon, January 18, 2012

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, and other sites are shutting down for 24 hours today to protest internet censorship bills currently being considered by the US Congress.

Congress seeks legal framework for Internet censorship

By Mike Ingram, December 28, 2011

Two bills aimed at establishing a legal framework for government and corporate censorship of the Internet are expected to be discussed in January when Congress returns from its winter break.

US government targets open access activist

By Patrick Zimmerman, August 5, 2011

Aaron Swartz, a researcher at Harvard is being pursued by government authorities for alleged wire fraud.

US Internet service providers join big media in copyright crackdown

By James Brewer, July 13, 2011

The formation of a consortium of the big media companies and ISPs working together to enforce a new “copyright alert system” was announced last week.