Global minilinks for 2008-03-22
March 22, 2008
- Antigua Says It Will Start Ignoring US Copyrights
WTO gave Antigua the right to ignore US IP rights as part of a judgement over online gambling bans. Now the small country is threatening to begin its data haven status, starting in April.
- France's Olivennes Law in Final Negotiations (Google Translation)
Sticking point among parties to the discussion is ISP filtering; outside, users are worried about government access to IP addresses and end-user liability for others using their network.
- CBC to Release Program DRM-Free Via BitTorrent
Canada's public TV station is to use P2P to distribute one of its shows.
- Fouad Mourtada: Free!
After serving 47 days of a ten year sentence, the Moroccan who created a fake Facebook entry is pardoned by the authorities.
- Both Sides of Tibet Battle Use Internet Video
Censored footage from Tibet evades China's Youtube block, while Chinese nationalists put their statements in YouTube form, too.
- German Supreme Court Puts Halt to Some Data Retention Use
While they prepare to judge the constitutionality of data retention, German stops its use for all but serious crimes.
- Anonymous Blogging Guide Now in Chinese
Ethan Zuckerman's guide to using Wordpress and Tor has been translated by a (naturally anonymous) benefactor.
For governments interested in suppressing information online, the old methods of direct censorship are getting less and less effective. Over the past month, the Thai government has made escalating attempts to suppress critical information online. In the last week, faced with an embarrassing video of the Thai King ,...
EFF has learned about a new proposal for European law that takes aim at online streaming services, but which will strike a serious blow to creators and their fans. The proposal, which would effectively ban online streaming services from hosting works under free licenses, could spell an end to services...
Today InternetLab , Brazil’s leading digital rights organization, released their 2017 report on local telecommunications companies, and how they treat their customer's private information. Brazil’s “ Quem defende seus dados? ” (“Who Defends Your Data?”) seeks to encourage companies to compete for users by showing who will stand...
Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders from China to turn over their social media “handles.” “On the surface, this is a policy directed at citizens from China seeking to travel to the U.S. on...
It's Paraguay's turn to take a closer look at the practices of their local Internet companies, and how they treat their customer's private information. Paraguay's ¿Quien Defiende Tus Datos? (Who Defends Your Data?) is a project of TEDIC , the country's leading digital rights organization. It's part...