Global minilinks for 2008-06-01
June 1, 2008
- DNA Samples at WIPO
Police entered WIPO headquarters to take saliva swabs from ten employees, after their diplomatic immunity was removed. Reports say the investigation relates to a "smear campaign" against the Deputy Director General.
- Protest British Telecom's Annual General Meeting in London July 16th
Britons will protest Phorm's use of mass Net surveillance in ISP-hosted behavioral advertising systems.
- Olivennes Wants Three Strikes Exported to World
""That's what I hope", says Denis Olivennes, the creator of the French plan to letrightsholders throw users offline.
- Canadian ISP Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Throttling
A Quebecois consumer group cites privacy issues and impeded service.
- Three Countries Appeal OOXML
India, Brazil, and South Africa appeal the ISO approval of Microsoft's office format.
- White House Opposition Dooms Global Online Freedom Bill
The President has come out against a bill that would restrict company's actions in "internet-restricting" countries.
- OECD Looks For Future of Internet In Youtube Videos
The international org asks for video contributions on how the Net should be run, prior to their conference on the topic in South Korea in June.
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...
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...