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Blocking Law

A law that restricts an individual's access to a website. A blocking law serves a number of functions. It may prevent the viewing of websites posting copyrighted material without authorization, or it may try to block pornography. Some countries, notably China, block websites thought to be subversive to the government.
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The work of former Chancellor Niehaus, exposes in detail the hard work, and the agricultural, commercial and industrial work of his grandfather Guillermo, as well as the application of the Economic Blocking Laws, promulgated on the occasion of World War II, was presented in the headquarters of the Manuel Mara de Peralta Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis said last month that the signing of a deal on the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) and IT company NCR Cyprus for the development of asoftwareprogrammefor Gesy, meant no more excuses for those blocking laws for the national health scheme.
PROPOSALS to give English MPs a "decisive say" over legislation affecting English laws will be published next week, as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border.
But then, you may run afoul of, say, French blocking laws. It's a tricky situation."
discovery procedures by adopting blocking laws that prevent disclosure of privileged documents.
307, 312-14 (1987) (differentiating between bank secrecy and blocking laws).
It sets out specific requirements for the exchange of information, ensuring that no domestic banking secrecy, blocking laws or regulations prevent the provision of securities enforcement information amongst securities regulators.
In 1909 the Lords rejected the Liberal government's budget, which led - in 1911 - to peers being banned from blocking laws proposed by MPs in the House of Commons.
Many people are starting to realize that this is information they don't know about their own food supply-and many have renewed their efforts to pressure Congress to stop blocking laws that would require country-of-origin labeling (known as COOL) for meats and produce.
District Court Judge Spencer Williams, along with other judges who were sitting on the federal bench when the Ethics Act took effect, sued the United States, alleging that the Congressional "blocking laws" diminished their compensation in violation of the Constitution's compensation clause in Section 1 of Article III, which provides that federal judges' compensation shall not be diminished during their terms in office.
If legislators are considering filtering or blocking laws, they should be considering requiring filtering software to identify what it blocks."--Chris Hanson, senior national staff counsel, American Civil Liberties Union.
When Lazare blames the Constitution for blocking laws to address drug use, street crime, the decay of our cities, and the deterioration of the environment, he is similarly off-base.