China’s Censorship 2.0 – Rebecca MacKinnon

From RConversation:

On a recent trip to Beijing I visited Liu Xiaoyuan, a lawyer who is suing the Chinese web portal and blog-hosting service, Sohu, for censoring several of his blog posts. He wrote about our conversation here. The International Herald Tribune has an Associated Press article about him this week here. Liu argues that Sohu violated its own user contract by censoring his posts – since his posts discussing various legal issues did not violate any law, and did not fit the description of type of content that Sohu’s user agreement says must not be published. Liu’s case was thrown out by the Haidian district court in Beijing, but he is appealing to the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Court. The odds on his appeal getting much of anywhere are considered rather long. [Full Text]

October 12, 2007 7:47 PM
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