Content-control software

  1. China To Require Internet Domain Name Registration

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST China has issued new Internet regulations, including what appears to be an effort to create a "whitelist" of approved Web sites that could potentially place much of the Internet off-limits to Chinese readers. The Ministry of Industry and ...

  2. Internet Censorship Seen Liable To WTO Challenge

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Censorship of the Internet is open to challenge at the World Trade Organization as it can restrict trade in services delivered online, a forthcoming study says. A censorship case at the WTO could raise sovereignty issues, given the clear right of ...

  3. China Paper Says Web Filter Only A Matter Of Time

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It is only a matter of time before a controversial scheme to install Internet filtering software on all computers begins in China, a state newspaper said on Thursday, after the plan was abruptly delayed this week. The surprise climbdown was report ...

  4. Internet Boycott Calls To Mark China Filter Debut

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chinese Internet users are calling on fellow Web surfers to stay offline on July 1, the debut of a controversial software filter that critics say the Chinese government is using to tighten censorship. New regulations from Beijing mandate "Gre ...

  5. China To Require Software On PCs To Block Sites

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Chinese government has required that personal computer makers bundle software that filters Internet content from July 1, raising concerns over cyber-security as well as Internet freedoms. The free "Green Dam-Youth Escort" software, d ...

  6. Chinese Net Companies Apologize For Lewd Content

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three Chinese Internet operators have apologised for failing to purge "vulgar" content following a government pledge this week to expose and shut down offending Web sites. China on Monday launched a renewed crackdown to stamp out vulgar ...

  7. Uproar In Australia Over Plan To Block Web Sites

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST A proposed Internet filter dubbed the "Great Aussie Firewall" is promising to make Australia one of the strictest Internet regulators among democratic countries. Consumers, civil-rights activists, engineers, Internet providers and politi ...

  8. Google Closes In On Filtering System

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Google chief Eric Schmidt told attendees at the NAB conference that the company is close to implementing a content filtering system that would block copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video sharing site. CNET News reports that ...

  9. Altnet Launches Anti-Piracy Global File Registry

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Special filtering software launched Aug. 2. Special filtering software launched Aug. 2. News ...

  10. New Bill Would OK Movie Filtering Software

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has introduced the Family Movie Act, which states that movie filtering software does not violate copyright law. The Family Movie Act (H.R. 4586), introduced June 16, also sa LOS ANGELES -- Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has ...

  11. New DVD Players Can Filter Movie Content

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT People wanting to automatically mute the foul language in "Seabiscuit" or skip the violence in "The Patriot" have a new option -- a DVD player from RCA that filters content deemed objectionable. People wanting to automatically ...