Global minilinks for 2008-04-05
Chaos Computer Club Publishes German Official's Fingerprint
Snatched from a glass left after a talk, Interior Minister Wolfgang Schauble's fingerprint is now (irrevocably) the biometric of choice for German pranksters...
A Technical Guide to Phorm
The Foundation for Information Policy Research's Richard Clayton analyses exactly how Phorm works -- including fake cookies for every website you visit, and fake HTTP redirects every time you visit a new site.
UK ISPs Against "Allegation-Based Enforcement"
IFPI's attempts to introduce "three strikes" in the UK flounder on ISP reticence to be anything but a conduit to the wider Net.
Filter or Else! Music Industry Sues Irish ISP
Digital Rights Ireland's TJ McIntyre looks at the background behind the music industry's lawsuit against ISPs in Eire.
Search Engines Keep Data Too Long, Says Europe
Data privacy czars may take action against Google, Microsoft.
The Norwegian Napster
A new translation into English of the primary Norwegian P2P case, from 2005.
Polish Court Decides Websites Need to Register
Apparently, a local website is equivalent to a newspaper, and needs to register with the Polish government. Let a million .pl applications bloom!
Fair Use, the Three-Step Test, and the Counter-Reformation
William Patry launches a counterblast against those who say that fair use and other limitations are against the Bernes Treaty.
Fordham Debates Canadian Copyright
A summary of the big issues facing Canada's copyright community in the next year.
French Sony BMG Under Investigation of Copyright Infringement
Apparently it asked for tech support with an unauthorized license key.
How ISPs Should Co-operate with Law Enforcement
The Council of Europe (creators of the Cybercrime Treaty) give their recommendations (including the advice that ISPs should obey international human rights treaties, as well as local law).