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13 Mar 2014

The US and Australia Propose an End to Free Speech on the Internet

At the Media Consortium conference, Assange emphasized the way in which the United States and Australia, its chief ally in the negotiations, continue to push for strict copyright provisions, to be enforced by internet service providers (ISPs). If US and Australian negotiators have their way, ISPs will be responsible for copyright infringement, when material that violates copyright privileges appears on a site they host or a communication they transmit. This is like making the postal service responsible for plagiarized material included in a letter delivered by a mail carrier. If we were to do that, of course, the postal service officials would have to read and restrict every piece of mail carried.
At the Media Consortium conference, Assange emphasized the way in which the United States and Australia, its chief ally...

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