global minilinks for 2008-09-23
MiniLinks by Danny O'Brien
September 23, 2008
- South Korean Government Seeks to End Anonymity, Allow Arbitrary Content Takedown
All forum and chat room users will be required to make verifiable registrations using their real names; Web sites can be taken down for 30 days if they receive complaints of fraud or slander.
- Confidential Data on Millions of Norwegians Sent to Media
CD containing all Norway's tax records (which are public) also included ID numbers (which are not).
- France Scales Back Big Brother Database, But Protests Continue
The "Evige File" will not contain every French citizen active in politics, just those who "pose a security risk."
- ...Has It Killed Three Strikes Too?
No sign of the Olivennes proposal on the French Senate schedule; rumor is that the Edvige protests have delayed it indefinitely (Google translation).
- British Police Decline to Investigate Phorm
Says there was no "criminal intent" in unauthorised scanning of British Telecom subscribers' web traffic.
- Is the ITU Undermining Internet Anonymity?
Declan McCullough reports on a proposal to more directly track the source of IP traffic, edited by, among others, Cisco, a Chinese ministry, and the NSA.
- Turkey bans biologist Richard Dawkins' Website
Due to "defamatory" review of Turkish creationist book.
- Tech Companies: Why Doesn't US Champion Fair Use Abroad?
CCIA points out that US trade negotiators are happy to include strong copyright requirements in trade agreements, but never include fair trade or liability protection for intermediaries.