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Brandjacking, Hall of Shame and Aussie Shame

Mark Monitor’s Brandjacking survey reports online attacks on luxury brands rose 23% in 2009.  Mark Monitor will have a webinar on Safeguarding Brands Online on Tuesday April 13.

Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a “Hall of Shame” for the most egregious DMCA notices. This includes one over a spoof-NY Times  with the demand making a faux ad over  DeBeers blood diamonds famous.

Google warns Australian government that its censorship plan goes too far and might “confer legitimacy upon filtering by other Governments.”

Australia’s program has been criticized by the U.S. and when Reporters without Borders’ released its 2010 Enemies of the Internet Report, Australia was included on a “watch list” to potentially join Saudi Arabia, Burma, China, North Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Uzbekistan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam as enemies of the internet.    More Info Google tells Australia its ‘Net filters go way to far, Ars Technica; Reporters without Borders 2010 Report