- Israel Adopts Fair Use
In their reform of national copyright law, Israel opts for an open-ended and court-defined idea of fair use, similar to the United States.
- India Wants Blackberry Crypto
On the eve of renewing RIM's license in the country, India wants the keys to the mobile device's encryption system.
- Council of Europe Thinks Hard About Internet Filtering
Good (but minimal) recommendations for any country considering tampering with the Net.
- Industry Losing Faith In WIPO; Debates US WTO Cases Against China
- Caught in a Culture War: Yahoo!'s Sticky China Situation
Rebecca MacKinnon analyses the problems faced by a compliant Yahoo!
- Russia's Government Files Sneak Onto the Net
"For many years secret databases from the Interior Ministry, road police and phone operators have been available on the Russian black market."
- EU's Privacy Chief Not Happy with Biometic Passports
Says the exemptions aren't good enough, and the real security weaknesses lie elsewhere.
- Canada's ISPs get a Net Neutrality Wake-Up Call
When the country's wholesalers start throttling without permission, what can downstream providers do?
- UK's Byron Review on Internet Child Safety Published
Despite widespread fears, is surprisingly mild in its recommendations.
- A New Organization to Fight Three Strikes In France
"Squaring The Net" challenges the French government to understand how the Net works, and not create dangerously impractical laws like the Olivennes law.
- EU and US Struggle with Common Language for Privacy
High-level meetings between the two powers try to cross the wide gulf of how to protect privacy.
- Free the Music
Musicologist Ed Baldwin explains why copyright term extension in Europe makes no sense for artists or consumers.
- Israel Fights Back: A Purim Story
Bill Patry records Israel's challenge to the United States "watchlist" of countries who don't tow America's ideas of IP law.