Radio Free Europe and other Western radio stations broadcast works published abroad and in the underground, giving them stronger resonance throughout the world. Typically, controlling ideological unification, regulating flow of information, and neutralizing critical opinion are the focal points of government controlled censorship. For centuries, the Chinese people have been isolated from the rest of the world due to the People’s Republic of China, or PRC, government’s strict censorship laws. Though the rise of the Internet has increased the flow of information within China, all information is heavily scrutinized by the current censorship machine known as the Golden Shield Project, colloquially referred to as the Great Fi... ... middle of paper ... ... Road Blocks. Washington: GPO, 2006.
This causes the American economy to lose billions of dollars. In reaction to the piracy issue, the United States approved the Protect IP Act, which creates new tools to disrupt Internet piracy. The bill defines a website that participates in Internet piracy as something with “no significant use other than engaging in, enabling, or facilitating” the illegal copying or distribution of copyrighted material in “substantially complete form” (London, 2011). There is no question that the Protect IP Act limits constitutional rights, while another issue occurs w... ... middle of paper ... ...l of America. New York Times, DOI: www.nytimes.com/../firewall-law-could-infringe-on-free-speech.htm Risen, J.
Retrieved from http://www.techinasia.com/failure-china-internet-policies-doomed-chinese-soft-power/ The SecDev Group. (2011). Collusion and collision: Searching for guidance in chinese cyberspace. (p. 9). Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/65531793/Collusion-Collision
In the United States, every child, teenager and adult uses Wikipedia, YouTube and Facebook, among numerous other sites, regularly. The internet is open and uncensored for the most part, other than parental controls. In China, most, if not all of those types of sites are or have been blocked. As in, you could not go to them, unless you found some way around the web filters and firewalls the Chinese government runs in their country. While China defends their practice of internet censorship, based on “protecting” the people, heavy internet censorship is a block to free speech and impedes economic and social development in the 21st century.
Who is watching us on the web? I. Background P.R.China is a communist country with rather strict control over its citizens' political activities. The decentralized Internet - which is growing extremely quickly in mainland China - puts a new challenge to our Chinese government, who was used to have fully control over newspapers, television, and any other media. In 2001, approximately 52.38 million Chinese visited world famous searching websites google and AltaVista according to CNN.
Retrieved March 30, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/technology/chinas-army-is-seen-as-tied-to-hacking- against-us.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Mandiant APT1 report. (2013, February 19). Retrieved March 30, 2014, From http://intelreport.mandiant.com/Mandiant_APT1_Report.pdf Jason, H. (2013, February 19). How the U.S. Should Respond to Chinese Cyber Espionage. Usnews.com.