Bloggers’ Gruesome Execution in Emerging Failed State: Mexico

Excerpt from  Tortured, disemboweled and hung from a bridge for tweeting Couple killed by Mexican drug cartel as gruesome warning to bloggers who ‘snitch’ online A couple have been found hanging from a bridge in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo after being disembowelled and mutilated by attackers. The motive for the gruesome attack…

RESOURCES ON INTERNATIONAL BLOGGERS AND FREE-SPEECH/HUMAN RIGHTS

RESOURCES ON INTERNATIONAL BLOGGERS AND FREE-SPEECH/HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTERS WITHOUT FRONTIERS PRESS FREEDOM INDEX   HANDBOOK FOR BLOGGERS COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTSGLOBAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST IMPUNITY 2011 INPUGNITY INDEX     FREEDOM HOUSE   FREEDOM ON THE INTERNET 2011  UT KNIGHT SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS LINKS TO ATTACKS ON MEXICAN JOURNALISTS GLOBAL ADVOCACY THREATENED VOICES  

Blog Street Journal: Righthaven Loses, GoDaddy Wins

Righthaven Loses First Case, Named in Counterclaim Righthaven, which has now filed 157 copyright infringement actions on behalf of its newspaper sponsors, suffered its first defeat as a federal district judge took the unprecedented step of dismissing the claim on the basis of fair use.  In addition, the Electronic Frontier Foundation have come to the…

Washington Watch: Genachowski’s “Third Way” and FTC Update

FCC Chair Julius Genachowski Pursues “Third Way” on Net Neutrality Unlike Rep. Boucher, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski has not been hesitant in pursuing his key mission — net neutrality.  The net neutrality debate stems from a 2005 Supreme Court ruling affirming a 2002 FCC decision that broadband services were informational services (Title I of…

In the Courts: Bloggers, CAN-SPAM & Supreme Cluelessness

Websites and Bloggers Targeted By Newspaper Chain; States Split on Shield Law Stevens Media, through a Nevada company known as Right haven, LLC, has filed approximately 11 copyright infringement lawsuits against bloggers and websites.  Stevens Media, which owns Newspapers in 9 states including its flagship the Las Vegas Review , has assigned copyrights to some…