Posts Tagged “Colombia”

From use to appropriation: Women from Bogota, without time to discover the web

by Digital Rights LAC on December 16, 2015

Are there fewer women than men using the Web? If that’s so, why? Women who do use Internet, perceive it as a truly democratic tool? Web Foundation organization made a report in 10 countries with the intent of answering this key questions. Colombia is the only country in Latin America analyzed by this study.

In Colombia, PUMA is not what it seems

by Digital Rights LAC on August 24, 2015

The Hacking Team leak confirmed that Colombia purchased in 2013 the remote control software known as “Galileo” for PUMA (the country’s surveillance platform), thus strengthening their surveillance capacities, but what is this improvement?

‘Blanco Porcelana’, the artwork that won the battle for freedom of expression in Colombia

by Digital Rights LAC on June 12, 2015

Three years ago, a judge ordered the artist Margarita Ariza removing parts of her work ‘Blanco Porcelana’ (White Porcelain) which was exhibited in various public places, as well as in virtual spaces as Facebook and in a website, following a lawsuit for violating the privacy and reputation of some of her relatives.

Terms and Conditions: Neither Death Separates Us?

by Digital Rights LAC on May 7, 2015

How many times do we find these two concepts? It always appears in the small print of contracts, as delimiting of the services that we will get, but how much do we know about them and what are its implications?

Toward freer lands on the Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on April 6, 2015

Internet Service Providers in Latin America are increasing data plans that include free access to certain popular applications or not involving consumption of data plan. The “zero rating” arrived in the region and not all are happy.

Data retention in Colombia, one of the longest in the world

by Digital Rights LAC on February 28, 2015

(Español) Una política de retención que garantice mejor los derechos fundamentales de la ciudadanía debería ser clara respecto a qué tipo de datos afectan, sobre qué tipo de comunicación se aplica, quiénes y por qué razones pueden acceder a los datos.

Colombia settled debt to the blind

by Digital Rights LAC on February 26, 2015

After struggling in the Colombian Constitutional Court, the law guaranteeing the autonomous and independent access to the blind and low vision to information, communications, knowledge and ICT was declared constitutional. Reading is constitutional! By Luisa Fernanda Guzmán Mejía (@lfdagm)* Since its enactment, theLaw No. 1680 of 2013 has been crucial (…)  Leer Artículo »

The dangerous ambiguity of communications encryption rules in Colombia

by Digital Rights LAC on January 30, 2015

In Colombia, the discussion about the legitimacy of using encrypted communications must start from the fact that there is already legislation on the matter. By Juan Diego Castañeda Gómez It is not unusual that, with attacks such as those in Paris against the satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo,’ governments react by (…)  Leer Artículo »

Documenting Internet blocking in Venezuela

by Digital Rights LAC on October 29, 2014

Marianne Díaz Hernández. Venezuelan attorney and storyteller, activist of @accesolibre and legal leader of Creative Commons in Venezuela. Twitter: @mariannedh Although Venezuela does not appear in global Internet censorship reports, the country has a history of questionable practices regarding content filtering and user persecution for their online activities. Despite what (…)  Leer Artículo »

Reading is not unconstitutional

by Digital Rights LAC on September 30, 2014

Who would have thought filing a lawsuit against a legislation permitting a blind person to transform the book One Hundred Years of Solitude into an accessible format, thus, allowing its reading? By Diego Caballero, Fundación Karisma* Can you read this text and others without help from anyone or anything? If (…)  Leer Artículo »

18 months in prison by commenting on the Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on August 29, 2014

The case presents an unflattering scenario for defending freedom of expression in Colombia’s digital environment. Freedom of expression is not only access to information; it is also the possibility of disseminating and freely expressing our views. By Carolina Botero, Karisma. Recently, in Colombia, we knew about a sentence to an (…)  Leer Artículo »

Sharing is Not a Crime

by Digital Rights LAC on July 30, 2014

Diego posted a thesis from the “Master’s Program at Universidad Nacional de Colombia” on Scribd, five years after the piece of work was published and set available to the users of the University Library. Now, Diego is facing a penal process for violating copyright, something which could result in 4 (…)  Leer Artículo »