Japan government asks ISPs to voluntarily block websites offering access to copyright infringing content

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, the Japanese government decided on an emergency measure to restrict access to websites providing copyright-infringing access to anime and manga, asking for help from internet service providers (ISPs) "on a voluntary basis." 

Read more at I&J Retrospect. 

UK Court rules in favor of claimant in right to be de-indexed case for first time in UK history

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, the High Court of London, United Kingdom, ruled in favor of a claimant, known as NT2, after he had sued Google for refusing to de-list search engine results related to a decade-old conviction for conspiracy to intercept communications. 

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Russian court orders block of Telegram, regulator blocks millions of IP addresses belonging to Google and Amazon

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, a Russian court ordered that access to the messaging service Telegram be blocked in Russia, following the platform's repeated refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB, the Russian security agency. After the Russian Supreme Court rejectedTelegram's appeal on March 20,...

Trump signs ‘FOSTA’ bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites

April 11, 2018

President Trump signed a bill Wednesday that gives federal and state prosecutors greater power to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads and enables victims and state attorneys general to file lawsuits against those sites.

Read more at The Washington Post