- Italian Privacy Authority Upholds Privacy of P2P Users' IP addresses
Google translation of court decision defending 3000 Italian P2P users, whose IP addresses were obtained by German label Peppermint.
- License Plate Surveillance 'The Hallmarks of a Totalitarian State', Says German Supreme Court
Roundly rejects the technology from being used in the country.
- Is British Government Going Wobbly on No Sound Copyright Extension?
A UK government spokesman hints they are not wedded to their previous economic analysis.
- Marking Online Free Expression Day
Rebecca MacKinnon does a round-up of resources and information on international censorship online.
- YouTube and the Rise of Geolocational Filtering
The metadata behind Google's self-censorship.
- ISP Filtering in Ireland?
The Irish music industry is suing an ISP to get them to filter. Digital Rights Ireland explains why that's a bad idea.
- Beijing's Internet cafes Stop Anonymous Access
Pre-Olympics, users must show ID (as they must in Italy, incidentally)
- Japan's ID System Not Against the Constitution
Japan's supreme court gives the okay to Juki Net, its semi-secret resident registry system.