global minilinks for 2009-03-05
Electronic Frontier Finland to Fight Business Snooping Law
The so-called "Lex Nokia", which allows businesses to monitor their employees' net traffic, passed this month, but EFI vows to fight on.
German Court Rules Current E-Voting Unconstitutional
The 2005 election, which used electronic voting, will stand, but the court says that the current e-voting machines have shortcomings which prohibit their use in future elections.
GikII Hits Sydney and Amsterdam
The geek law conference, which ponders the intersection of the law and new territories like MMORPGs, robotics, and fanfic, visits Australia and Holland this year.
Internet Censorship without "Great Firewalls"
How self-censorship, spin and manipulation are more effective in controlling national Internet discussions - a discussion of current Chinese approaches by Rebecca MacKinnon and Evgeny Morozov.
UK Says No to Copyright Exemptions for Mashups
In replying to the EU's green paper on the future of copyright, Britain decides against greater rights for transformative works.
Norway Cabinet Minister Says Music Should Embrace P2P
"There is no future in fighting file-sharing", says Bård Vegar Solhjell, the 38-year old minister of Education for Norway.
Internet Censorship Circumvention - 2007 and Now
The Tor developers respond to Berkman's detailed analysis, made public after two years.