April 10, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Turkish government reinforced their ban of YouTube on Thursday, despite a Constitutional Court ruling last week that the ban was unlawful. The Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK) said in a statement that the government measures blocking the website will remain in place. ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Turkey's Constitutional Court on Friday partially lifted the country's ban on Youtube, saying the blanket ban violated human rights. Access to the website was blocked after video of officials discussing an attack on Syria was leaked prior to the election. The Constitutional Court ruled the ban ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been summoned by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry according to a post on her husband's Facebook page Tuesday. The summons are thought to be in response to a video posted online showing Sotoudeh giving a speech that voices support for what she ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Viacom and Google on Tuesday settled a copyright infringement lawsuit originally filed by Viacom in 2007. The media conglomerate Viacom is known for its television networks including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1. In the original suit, Viacom sought $1 billion in damages as well as an ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ordered Google to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that incited massive anti-American protest in the Muslim world in 2012. The court found in favor of appellant Cindy Lee Garcia, reversing a US District ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
PRISM is the code name given to a top-secret surveillance program run by the NSA. PRISM was established to gather information through a variety of digital means, mainly by targeting foreign individuals through internet-based organizations. The full extent of what exactly PRISM does is not entirely ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission on Wednesday lifted the country's ban against YouTube. The website has been banned since September, after an anti-Islam movie appeared on the site. The movie, titled Innocence of Muslims, is a spoof film that characterizes the Prophet ...[read more]
May 16, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday denied a motion to certify a putative class action against Google's YouTube involving copyright owners from around the world. Named plaintiffs included the English Premier League, the French Tennis Federation, the ...[read more]
April 19, 2013
by Sydney Normil
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday dissmissed a copyright infringement lawsuit by Viacom against Google's YouTube. Viacom, which owns Comedy Central, MTV and VH1, was seeking $1 billion in damages as well as an injunction against YouTube for clips ...[read more]
April 7, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit against popular satirist Bassem Youssef, stating that the Islamist lawyer who brought the suit did not have standing. The lawyer, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, filed the complaint earlier this week agai... ...[read more]

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