Toward the ban of encryption?

A BBC report pushed Italy into international hype, for Mr. Maroni (Lega Nord) Ministry of Home Affairs, backed by a group of public prosecutors, started an aggressive campaign against Skype, claiming that organized crime uses this software to protect their illegal activities. This is a clear shift towards encryption’s outlawing – or limitation of its use – that will negatively affects both human rights and private sector activities.

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ALCEI Press Release – Nov, 4 2005

Legal proceedings in Italy by ALCEI
against Sony for a “criminal” offense

In a frenzy of attempts to prevent music reproduction,
Sony BMG Entertainment distributes dangerous software

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ALCEI Press Release – Mar. 14, 2004

Should music, video or software copying be treated as terrorism?
Another Italian law against the internet adds more problems for communication freedom and human rights. The decree-law issued by the Italian government on March 12, 2004 [1] adds to an already long list of laws and rules that, with a variety of pretexts, interfere with freedom and personal rights.

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ALCEI Press Release – Jan. 26, 2004

Civil rights and ambiguity of crime “prevention”
There are concerns about a law on data retention issued by the Italian government. The problem was raised by ALCEI in a press release on December 23, 2003. Debate on the subject, locally and internationally, focused on privacy. But it needs to be understood in a wider perspective.

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Document Jan, 24 2004

(This is the analisys backing ALCEI’s Jan. 26, 2006 Press Release).There are concerns about the “decree law” on data retention issued by the Italian government. The problem was raised by ALCEI in a press release on December 23, 2003 one day before the decree was issued. There was vague and ineffective debate on the subject in mainstream media, based on privacy problems, and the fact was also reported internationally. But this needs to be understood in somewhat greater depth – and in a wider perspective.

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ALCEI Press Release – Apr. 8, 1997

A law more weird than special.
ALCEI, in the press release issued today, takes position against a specific article in the draft of a law for the repression of crimes related to child pornography, which is being discuddes in those days.

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Document Dec.13, 1996

Would you leave a child alone in the midst of a highway? – ALCEI’s relation to the European Parliament
On December 11th, on the premises of the european parliament in Strasbourg, has been held a meeting organised by the CONSUMER FORUM INTERGROUP, chaired by the english deputy Mr. Withehead and with the participation of many european deputies, having as its subject: “Children and the Internet”.

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Document Oct. 26, 1996

Condemned for possession of Word
In occasion of 2nd PEACELINK’s National Convention – Statte (TA),held on 26-27 October 1996 we said, in our intervention (italian only), that:

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ALCEI Press Release – Jun 05, 1996

ADN KRONOS and “Armed Phalanx”
One year ago, there had been a lot of clamor around the supposed computer attack to the ADN Kronos and which has been later found as devoid of any consistency.

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