Content Blocking Working Group
Content Blocking Report: Now Available
The Internet Law & Policy Forum commissioned a
in 1996 to examine the trends in global content regulation and
technological developments designed to address content issues by
blocking or providing user-enabled filtering. The report is
work-in-progress and appears on this site. The working group process
disclosed that, despite the reach of the Internet and its power to
collect and distribute information, there is no systematic collection
or examination of Internet content regulation.
Accordingly, the ILPF is expanding its working group to now
conduct a global inventory of Internet content regulation. The goal
of this effort is to amass, on a country-by-country basis, the laws
and regulations that specifically encompass Internet content
regulation. ILPF seeks to create a network of correspondents that
will voluntarily advise the Internet community through the auspices
of ILPF of emerging content regulation, enforcement activities
related to content laws and links to sites that address content
issues. Digital copies of any pertinent laws or regulations will be
archived and made available to the global Internet community.
Correspondents are invited to provide their analysis of the
particular laws or rules.
ILPF will continue to examine the trends in Internet content
regulation and plans to report on the "State of Internet Content
Regulation" annually. Periodic summaries of information received
will be provided on this site.
Individuals, groups, and organizations may submit information regarding content blocking
regulations via our ILPF Content Blocking Working Group