Who needs an authoritarian regime to censor the internet?

Maradona rubbed from Yahoo! web by Argentinian judge • The Register

Argentine judges have issued more than 100 search site restraining orders over the past two years in an attempt to expunge allegedly inappropriate references to some of the country’s most recognizable names. This ongoing net censorship crusade came to a head in September, when Yahoo!, Google, and other search engines were ordered to remove vast swaths of content involving Maradona and high-profile judge María Servini de Cubría.

The order did not bar all Maradona links. But according to Yahoo!, the language was so broad that blocking content on a site-by-site basis wasn’t an option.

All you need is enough private right of action with respect to trademarks, defamation, copyright, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress…

Visit the open net initiative for way more.

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