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19 August 2015

Stories from 19 August 2015

A Ping-Pong Table Puts Singapore's Intellectual Property Regulation Under the Spotlight

"...we feel that more can be done to encourage, respect and protect content creation. Unfortunately, limited understanding of artists’ rights and standard industry practices remains."

Puerto Rico Celebrates the First Same-Sex Weddings—And It's About Time

After many years of hardships and struggle, same-sex couples in Puerto Rico can now formalize their commitment to each other.

How One News Website Is Taking On Russia's Attorney General (and Losing)

RuNet EchoAdvox

How one small oppositionist news website has gobbled up almost half the Russian Attorney General's online censorship efforts.

Russia Blocks Euronews ISIS Video Over ‘Extremist’ User Comment

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russian censors have blocked another YouTube video, although it did not violate any Russian laws. Instead, an offending user comment under the video caused Roscomnadzor to ban the page wholesale.

After 2 Bombings in Bangkok, Thai Internet Users Join #StrongerTogether Movement

Two bomb blasts rocked central Bangkok in the past two days, killing 20 people and injuring hundreds. Now Thailand tries to move forward.

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