Russia wants compulsory registration of Mobile Internet Users
Published Sunday, May 01, 2005 by Angelo Embuldeniya | E-mail this blog post
And when you all thought that Bahrain is the first country to try out the registration of websites
(which i personally am against), our friends at Russia's Federal Security Services (FSS) want broader powers to control the country's ISPs, telecoms plus make it complusory for those with internet connectivity on their cell phones to register with the Government.
According to People2People
(the digital news media site):
The Federal Security Service is calling for new rules for ISPs, “so that it could prevent the spread of extremist ideas, track down illegal online operations, and get access to databases with mobile telephone subscribers' details, such as e-mail addresses"
While the same line as in Bahrain's case is used by the FSS where it is claimed that the new law will prevent copyright violations. You can read up more on p2p's coverage of the story here.
Anyways, I was checking out p2p as usual for the latest happenings in the Canadian downloading game and am happy that peer2peer downloading has recently been ruled out as legal by the courts over there, yes the RIAA, and the Canadian music industry reps might try something else to overturn the ruling - well good luck to that when it comes along.
I also stumbled across the title - 'Bahrain registration decree' & this story
, which carried info about the latest website registration law issued by the Ministry of Press & Publications which gives all website owners, managers and moderators 6 months to comply with the new regulation. It was interesting to learn that the BahrainOnline.org trio have had their passports confiscated and may still be prosecuted for their involvement in the website.
And does anyone know where I may obtain a copy of this new website registration administrative order? If you do feel free to email me
or post it in the comments section. Thank you.