global minilinks for 2009-02-20
MiniLinks by Danny O'Brien
February 20, 2009
Italian Government to Research Skype Interception
Growing attempt by governments seeking to understand and perhaps undermine encrypted VOIP.
Rightsholders Scold Canada, China & Sweden for Internet Piracy
Latest report by media industries to US government highlighting their top targets for new copyright legislation.
Technical Aspects of the Censoring of Archive.org
How the filtering practices of the UK Internet Watch Foundation interacted with Archive.org's caching system to block British access to innocent pages.
Former MI5 Chief, Attacks Britain and US Over Surveillance
Stella Rimmington, the real-life "M", says: "Since I have retired I feel more at liberty to be against certain decisions of the government, especially the attempt to pass laws which interfere with people's privacy."
US ISP Censors Zimbabwean bloggers
Bluehost removed a prominent Zimbabwean NGO's website, in the belief that they were breaking sanctions against the Zimbabwean government by taking money from Zimbabweans.
The Decentralized Censorship of User-Generated Content
How China outsources its censorship to hosting companies.
UK Thinks EU Copyright Term Extension Goes Too Far
UK disagrees with 95 year copyright extension, which means the fight will continue in the EU's Council of Ministers.
UK Anti-Piracy Group Says Music Industry Going Wrong Way
UK anti-piracy group Federation on Software Theft splits with music industry on government's Digital Britain strategy.
Three Strikes not Coming to Germany, says Minister
German minister feels that "Olivennes" model would not work in his country.