Via National Journal:
Google is rejecting a growing number of government requests to remove online content, including in one case, a video of a Canadian defacing his passport, the Internet giant reported on Monday.
In the United States, Google said that the number of government requests increased more than 100 percent over the previous six months. U.S. officials asked that more than 6,000 items be removed in the last half of 2011, compared with less than 700 in the first six months of the year
In the U.S., Google said it complied with 40 percent of court orders and 44 percent of other requests, a lower compliance rate than with requests from other countries...