April 1 Russia

The Russian Federal Service for Telecoms Supervision, Roskomnadzor, said it was interested in developing a new system for monitoring online content.

April 6 Germany

Politicians from the governing coalition in Germany agreed that taking down child pornography websites would be more effective at preventing access to pornography than simply blocking them.

April 7 India

The Department of Information Technology released a list of 11 websites known to be blocked in the country. All websites listed were blocked by orders from the judiciary.

April 7 France

The French Association of Internet Community Services (ASIC) brought the government to court over legislation that would require several sites to collect and store data on their users.

April 17 The Netherlands

The Dutch Secretary for Security and Justice announced that the government would allow copyright holders to obtain a court order to force an ISP to block specific websites or services accused of copyright infringement.

April 27 India

Free speech advocates and Internet users in India protested new regulations that restrict Web content that, among other things, can be considered "disparaging," "harassing," "blasphemous" or "hateful."