Global minilinks for 2008-03-22
March 22, 2008
- Antigua Says It Will Start Ignoring US Copyrights
WTO gave Antigua the right to ignore US IP rights as part of a judgement over online gambling bans. Now the small country is threatening to begin its data haven status, starting in April.
- France's Olivennes Law in Final Negotiations (Google Translation)
Sticking point among parties to the discussion is ISP filtering; outside, users are worried about government access to IP addresses and end-user liability for others using their network.
- CBC to Release Program DRM-Free Via BitTorrent
Canada's public TV station is to use P2P to distribute one of its shows.
- Fouad Mourtada: Free!
After serving 47 days of a ten year sentence, the Moroccan who created a fake Facebook entry is pardoned by the authorities.
- Both Sides of Tibet Battle Use Internet Video
Censored footage from Tibet evades China's Youtube block, while Chinese nationalists put their statements in YouTube form, too.
- German Supreme Court Puts Halt to Some Data Retention Use
While they prepare to judge the constitutionality of data retention, German stops its use for all but serious crimes.
- Anonymous Blogging Guide Now in Chinese
Ethan Zuckerman's guide to using Wordpress and Tor has been translated by a (naturally anonymous) benefactor.
A country has the right to prevent the world’s Internet users from accessing information, Canada’s highest court ruled on Wednesday. In a decision that has troubling implications for free expression online, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a company’s effort to force Google to de-list entire domains and...
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...