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- German government pushes blockage of
Netherlands web sites
- Press release from Eveline Lubbers, 18 September
1996. Internet providers in Germany have blocked the Dutch
Web site Access For All (www.xs4all.nl). The German
government demanded this action because xs4all hosts a Web
home page with left-wing political content that is
illegal in Germany.
- Deutschland uber Alles?
- From Cyber-Rights@CPSR, Press declaration, 4 December
1996. I published some material from the French Ministry of
Telecommunications that seemed to set up censorship desired
by the government of one country enforced by others. Here is
an actual event illustrating the principle.
- Germany Gets Radikal About Extremists on
- By Rebecca Vesely, Wired Ventures, 22 January
1997. Are the German government's tactics for barring
extremist material on the Internet realistic?
- Letter to Chancellor Kohl urges investigation
of Compuserve prosecution
- Press release from www.gilc.org, 23 April 1997. A
coalition of civil liberties organizations from a dozen
countries has written to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to
express concern about the prosecution of an official from
the Compuserve company which is making makes available
Internet access to German subscribers.
- Nazi Activists Arrested; Antifa Demo Against
Fascist Computer Network
- Translated by Arm The Spirit from Junge Welt,
16 June 1998. Around 150 anti-fascists demonstrated in Bad
Segeberg against Nazi activist Thekla Kosche, who operates
the far-right electronic mailbox system
‘Asgard-BBS’, a local branch of
‘Nordland-Netz’, which is an offshoot of the
fascist computer network ‘Thule-Netz’.
- German extremists shifting Net sites to
- AFP, The Straits Times, 22 August
2000. German extreme-right groups are transferring their
Internet sites to access providers in the politically
congenial United States.
- Linux contract treads on Microsoft
- By Stephen Shankland, CNET News, 3 June 2002. The German
government has signed a deal with IBM and Linux company SuSE
that makes it easier for government offices to use the
open-source operating system, a move that addresses concerns
about relying too heavily on Microsoft products that can be
crippled by a single security weakness.