minilinks for 2009-04-30
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
April 29, 2009
- Rep. Boucher Pushes Internet Privacy Legislation
The Virginia congressman wants legislation that will protect the public against behavioral advertising and other new technologies.
- Obama's First 100 Days: High Marks for Science, Low for Privacy
Wired's Threat Level blog grades the Obama administration on issues of copyright, cyber security, transparency and privacy.
- Lessig Video Gets DMCA Takedown
Warner Music issued a takedown on a video by noted copyright law professor Lawrence Lessig.
- "Pirate Google" Sets Sail to Show Copyright Hypocrisy
If indexing .torrent files is enabling piracy, the new Pirate Google site reminds us that Google is also guilty.
- Swedish ISPs Vow Not to Store Users' Traffic Data
Three ISPs in Sweden are attracting customers by erasing customer traffic data to protect customer privacy.
- Online Comments Lead to Slander Case in NJ
A blogger who accused an online pornography company of a security breach is facing a slander suit for comments made on an online forum.
- Behavioral Advertising: Not So Bad After All?
The "public" rallies to the defense of the maligned behavioral advertising company Phorm with a new astroturf website.
- The Long War: Music Piracy in 1897
A New York Times article from the other '90s complains about Canadian pirates selling unauthorized sheet music by mail.
- Jon Stewart on the Jane Harman Scandal
"The Congresswoman who was caught on a wiretap was spared further wiretapping so as not to erode her support... for wiretapping!"