Microsoft revamps blogging policy – Jeremy Kirk


After outrage from many of its own employees over its abrupt censoring of a Chinese blogger, Microsoft has formulated a new to deal with requests from a government that alleges posted material violates its .

The measures were detailed by Microsoft’s (Profile, Products, Articles) top lawyer, Brad Smith, at the Government Leaders Forum in Lisbon on Tuesday.

Smith said that Microsoft will only remove when given proper legal notice, and even then, will only block access to that material within the country where is deemed unlawful. The site will still be viewable from outside the country, he said.

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