Italian telco regulator grants itself power to censor Internet; Obama administration approves

David Weinberger writes, "A new power about to be claimed by AGCOM, the Italian telecommunications regulatory agency, would permit it to 'remove content from Italian websites or to block access to foreign websites accused by copyright holders to break their rights.' The proposed powers implement a requirement from the Italian government that the agency take action to prevent piracy. The decision about the proposed AGCOM powers is due on July 6. The Obama administration is backing the law."

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