Global minilinks for 2008-03-14
March 14, 2008
- Italian Privacy Authority Upholds Privacy of P2P Users' IP addresses
Google translation of court decision defending 3000 Italian P2P users, whose IP addresses were obtained by German label Peppermint.
- License Plate Surveillance 'The Hallmarks of a Totalitarian State', Says German Supreme Court
Roundly rejects the technology from being used in the country.
- Is British Government Going Wobbly on No Sound Copyright Extension?
A UK government spokesman hints they are not wedded to their previous economic analysis.
- Marking Online Free Expression Day
Rebecca MacKinnon does a round-up of resources and information on international censorship online.
- YouTube and the Rise of Geolocational Filtering
The metadata behind Google's self-censorship.
- ISP Filtering in Ireland?
The Irish music industry is suing an ISP to get them to filter. Digital Rights Ireland explains why that's a bad idea.
- Beijing's Internet cafes Stop Anonymous Access
Pre-Olympics, users must show ID (as they must in Italy, incidentally)
- Japan's ID System Not Against the Constitution
Japan's supreme court gives the okay to Juki Net, its semi-secret resident registry system.
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...