minilinks for 2007-05-03
MiniLinks by Danny O'Brien
May 3, 2007
- Copyrighting Religion
Pakistan court quotes American trademark law in deciding to
forbid a religious group from using Islamic epithets and
practices: "The principles involved are: do not deceive and
do not violate the property rights of others."
- IP Over-Enforcement Could Stifle Growth
Canada's Law Times ponders the dangers of maximalist IP
policies as demonstrated down south.
- Gaming the System
The National Review looks into government censorship in the
video game industry.
- Who Killed Cryptome?
Wired's Ryan Singel documents the shutting down of one of
the Net's most fearless document archives.
- Politicians Like Blogger Codes of Conduct
Unsurprisingly, a UK minister would prefer a quieter Net
- The 301 Report: US Still Unhappy with Neighbors
China, Thailand, Russia top culprits in not obeying
America's IP law; Canada, Brazil and Poland looking very
- FLOSSworld International Workshop
Open source adoption across the world: a conference from
May 11-12 in Brussels.
- America's War on Tourists
The unintended consequences of security theater.
- Criminalizing the Consumer
The Economist summarizes the move away from DRM in content
industry and asks the obvious question: "Why couldn't
[they] have thought of that in the beginning?"
- Cell Phones in Africa: Tracking and Computing
Promise and threats of cell phone technology that could
bring general-purpose computers and/or mass surveillance,
as seen by MIT Media Lab's Nathan Eagle.