- UK Judge Won't Stop Publication, Because Net Told the World
British court turns down a request for an injunction preventing publication of a video, because the footage was already widely available online.
- British Music Industry Threatens UK ISP for Speaking Out
"The music industry has consistently failed to adapt to changes in technology and now seeks to foist their problems on someone else. Rather than threatening us, the BPI's time would be better spent facing up to the reality of our times and adapting its business model accordingly."
- EU to Google, Et Al: Your Retention Policies Break Privacy Law
Eighteen-month cookies, and how long data is stored, both need to be changed, says EU's top privacy regulators.
- Australia Looks to Make Wiretapping Easier
The Senate investigates modern interception techniques -- Electronic Frontiers Australia and others express concern.
- ... While Revamping Privacy Act
Australia's Labor party also plans to update the country's privacy legislation.
- The International Fight for Internet Rights
Rebecca Mackinnon summarises how American companies can stop being complicit in human rights abuses internationally.
- Privacy prevails in battle over creativity...for now
EFF's Erik Josefsson describes the battleground in Europe.
- New Zealand's DMCA -- Better than Most
Michael Geist points out the more enlightened corners of New Zealand's new Copyright Act
- Businesses Like Canada's IP Approach
The DMCA-less Canada may be criticised by the US, but the World Economic Forum says Canadian IP climate is better for the economy than their southern neighbor.
- Lawyer Who Threatened File-Sharers is Banned For 6 months
A French lawyer violates ethical codes by using "aggressive foreign methods" in a threatening letter from rightsholders to Net users.
- China Allows Access to English Wikipedia
"The move comes after International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspectors told Beijing organisers that the Internet must be open for the duration of the 2008 Olympics and that blocking it "would reflect very poorly" on the host country."