March 8, 2008
- UK ISPs to Show Targetted Ads Based on Visited URLs
The set-up claims not to leak information: but should ISPs be surveiling your browser habits in the first place?
- Flood of EU Passenger Surveillance Plans Coming, Says Watchdog
"Far reaching proposals intended to contribute to the monitoring of travellers ... are succeeding each other rapidly," says European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Husinx.
- Israeli ISPs to Block Peer-to-Peer Site
A court judgement in favor of IFPI in Israel forces ISPs to re-route traffic.
- What Europe Thinks of Creative Content Online
The EU asked a series of questions about DRM and intermediary liability -- hundreds of citizens, NGOs and companies replied. A fascinating cross-section of opinion.
- Google Maps of Crypto Law
Where crypto sets you free; where crypto sends you to jail.
- When the Net is Filtered, Sneakernet Takes Over
In Cuba, dissenting video is spread via flash drives.
- Domain Name Registrars - The New Points of Control
Digital Rights Ireland gives an international overview of threats to free speech from domain registrars.
- You Don't Own Your Search Terms
A UK company that owns the name "Mr Spicy" sued Yahoo! when searching for that term turned up ads for other companies. Case dismissed.
- Canada's Copyright MP Faces Defeat Once Again
Sam Bulte, who railed against "pro-user zealots and EFF members" before being defeated in an election, fails to find a new seat.
- Japan Seeks to Reduce ISP Liability, License News Sites?
News of how last year's Report on Internet Regulation may be implemented begins to emerge.
This week, EFF joined Creative Commons, Wikimedia, Mozilla, EDRi, Open Rights Group, and sixty other organizations in signing an open letter [PDF] addressed to Members of the European Parliament expressing our concerns about two key proposals for a new European "Digital Single Market" Directive on copyright. These are...
Since last year, Indian citizens have been required to submit their photograph, iris and fingerprint scans in order to access legal entitlements, benefits, compensation, scholarships, and even nutrition programs. Submitting biometric information is needed for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers, the training and aid of disabled people, and...
Australia's ongoing debate over the introduction of a new fair use right took a turn last week when Wikipedia joined the fray. The world's largest online encyclopedia now displays a banner to its Australian users encouraging them to support a joint campaign of Australia's major...
In 2011, Colombian graduate student Diego Gomez shared another student’s Master’s thesis with colleagues over the Internet. After a long legal battle, Diego was able to breathe a sigh of relief today as he was cleared of the criminal charges that he faced for this harmless act of...
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...