Global minilinks for 2008-06-16
June 16, 2008
- British ISP Starts Sending Letters to Customers Accused of File-Sharing
Virgin Media co-authors the letter with the BPI, which includes threats to terminate service.
- French Council of State Wants ISP Filtering Out of Three Strikes
Does not like the expansion of non-judicial powers, rumors say.
- Mutualised Schemes
Meanwhile: a French model for funding creativity, from Squaring the Net
- BT Internal Report Leak on Illegal Secret Phorm Test
No-one was told; HTML was rewritten, unsuspecting customers data was mined.
- Botswana Considers New IP Laws
"The copyright office will purchase a security device to authenticate all sound and audio visual recordings."
- Spanish P2P Company MP2P Technologies Sued by Recording Industry
Defiantly, MP2P says it has been served with a lawsuit from "what remains of the four major record labels."
- Data Retention Challenged In Hungary
New EU entrant joins Germany and Ireland in seeking a constitutional rejection of the EU directive.
- Yahoo India Faces Copyright Battle Without Safe Harbors
Sued over a copyrighted video: Ars Technica thinks that Indian law will provide no liability protection.
- Japan Plans "Fair Use" Exemptions for Copyright
Supported by Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda's IP taskforce.
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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...
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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...