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UN Conference on the Internet

In Dubai, the latest meeting of the U.N.’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has closed. Among other things, delegates from 151 states debated regulation and control of the Internet. Here is the ITU’s official press release: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2012/92.aspx The Economist comments: http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/12/internet-regulation For CNET News, Declan McCullagh writes: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559034-38/u.n-summit-implodes-as-u.s-others-spurn-internet-treaty/ McCullagh writes here as well: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559503-38/u.n-summits-meltdown-ignites-new-internet-cold-war/ For Forbes, …

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Internet Links Not Libel, Top Court Rules

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that hyperlinking to defamatory material on the Internet does not constitute publishing the defamatory material itself. For details, see the following media reports: Hyperlinking not Libel: Supreme Court, Openfile, October 19, 2011 In Canada, Hyperlinking Isn’t the Same as Publishing, P2P.net, October 19, 2011 Internet Links Not Libel, …

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