Ecuador funds new research project which moves away from traditional copyright laws

Posted on December 10, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador reported…The government of Ecuador is in the midst of a campaign to reinvent itself as a haven for Internet freedom — even as it continues to crack down on its embattled press.

The country also engages in its own NSA-style domestic surveillance, having sought to buy spy equipment from Israeli firms last year according to leaked intelligence documents obtained by BuzzFeed. Documents also showed that Ecuador keeps tabs on the Internet activity of political opponents and critics of Correa. Ecuador’s Internet is rated as “partly free” by Freedom House. Ecuadorian officials defended the country’s right to surveillance in a press conference in June.


President Rafael Correa’s government is funding a new research project aimed at moving away from traditional copyright laws, and the country hosted an Internet freedom forum last week in Quito attended by luminaries of the global transparency community associated with WikiLeaks and other groups. Read Article

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