Friday, 31 October 2014

141030


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141029 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/10/141029.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

EU’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend GM research - http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/news-events/news/newsdetailpage/europes-leading-plant-scientists-call-for-urgent-action-to-defend-research.cid242017 no mention of risks of #patents for food

"full disclosure [of text] likely to lead [#TPP] to go immediately into public debate on an ill-informed basis" - http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/business/qoa/51HansQ_20141030_00000007/7-trans-pacific-partnership%E2%80%94scope-of-negotiations #NZ

#China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor - http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/mobile-wireless/3583364/chinas-xiaomi-surges-to-become-worlds-third-largest-smartphone-vendor/ this was bound to happen

#Copyright reform: weak research will produce bad policy - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/innovation-enterprise/copyright-reform-weak-research-will-produce-bad-policy-309597 TERA study flawed as usual... (v @IanBrownOII)

Germany may cut coal-fired energy to protect climate - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/germany-may-cut-coal-fired-energy-protect-climate-309617 good stuff

Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial - http://torrentfreak.com/gottfrid-svartholm-found-guilty-in-hacking-trial-141030/ pour encourager les autres...

No fast track in lame duck - http://thehill.com/policy/finance/222261-no-fast-track-in-lame-duck big implications for #TPP, #TAFTA/#TTIP...

urgent:@EUombudsman public consultation in relation to the #transparency of the TTIP negotiations - http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/cases/correspondence.faces/en/56100/html.bookmark closes tomorrow

"If you generate renewable electricity, use Open Utility to find the best price for your export power" - https://www.openutility.com/ #opendata

Warning of dearer drugs if  #TPP deal agreed - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/258110/warning-of-dearer-drugs-if-deal-agreed not just likely, but guaranteed as part of the "deal" #NZ

How are international trade treaties enabling corporations to undermine democracy? - http://thenewputneydebates.com/2014/10/25/trade-treaties/ warning: may contain nuts (me)

Government to release details of secret policy on #surveillance of privileged communications - http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/10/30/government-to-release-details-of-secret-policy-on-surveillance-of/ welcome, tiny, steps..

#Japan Can’t Ratify the #TPP This Year - http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/japan-cant-ratify-the-tpp-this-year/ so now it's 2015, if ever...

MPAA & Movie Theaters Issue A Ban On Google Glass, 'cos They 'Have Long History Of Welcoming Tech Advances' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141029/16481228981/mpaa-movie-theaters-issue-complete-ban-google-glass-because-they-have-long-history-welcoming-tech-advances.shtml

"Papers in Nature journals should make computer code accessible where possible" - http://www.nature.com/news/code-share-1.16232 yes: as #opensource (v @brembs)

Germany Turning Sour on #TTIP - http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/10/germany-turning-sour-transatlantic-trade-investment-partnership.html "one of tricks of negotiators is to create a sense of inevitability" (v @TTIPBeware)

Secret Manuals Show the Spyware Sold to Despots and Cops Worldwide - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/30/hacking-team/ seems to use #ubuntu to control #spyware...

Singapore: The Commission to Request a Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1185 well, well, well (v @snlester)

U.S. Trade Agreement with Asia-Pacific Countries Must Have Strong Environmental Provisions - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jake-schmidt/us-trade-agreement-with-a_b_6075064.html #TPP

Tell @CocaCola to stop funding anti-labeling campaigns - http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12553 spending so much, it clearly has something bad to hide...

#TTIP: The science of the US-European trade megadeal - http://www.newscientist.com/special/ttip well done @newscientist for tackling this; but...

#TTIP: Europe will still be safe – but more sensible - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429932.700-ttip-europe-will-still-be-safe--but-more-sensible.html no: hopelessly naive about the real intentions of US industry

TTIP: Beware the treaty's empty economic promises - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429932.800-ttip-beware-the-treatys-empty-economic-promises.html good summary of outright lies being spread by pro-#TTIP camp

.@Newsweek:"[TTIP] would mean adjusting many European regulations to the lower standards imposed by the US" - http://www.newsweek.com/2014/11/07/calls-ban-toxic-chemicals-fall-deaf-ears-worldwide-280697.html

Calls to Ban Toxic Chemicals Fall on Deaf Ears Around the World - http://www.newsweek.com/2014/11/07/calls-ban-toxic-chemicals-fall-deaf-ears-worldwide-280697.html how the @EU_Commission is betraying the EU public

Cameron stands firm against drugs legalisation despite Lib Dem pressure - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/30/cameron-refuses-review-of-drugs-policy-despite-lib-dem-pressure not standing firm, stupidly dogmatic

Brandis: "It is “almost inconceivable” that a journalist would go to jail." - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/30/brandiss-desperate-and-confused-metadata-laws-are-far-from-sold "almost" = possible = inevitable #AU

Vermont's Automatic License Plate Readers: 7.9 Million Plates Captured, Five Crimes Solved - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141027/17253728959/vermonts-automatic-license-plate-readers-79-million-plates-captured-five-crimes-solved.shtml says it all

Spain Passes Much-Debated Intellectual Property Law  - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/spain-passes-debated-intellectual-property-745130 just stupid #copyright


Thursday, 30 October 2014

141029


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141028 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/10/141028.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Why support #TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies to court? - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/29/why-support-the-tpp-when-it-will-let-foreign-corporations-take-our-democracies-to-court excellent piece on #ISDS #AU

Reimon zu TTIP: Malmström soll Notbremse ziehen - http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20141028_OTS0112/reimon-zu-ttip-malmstroem-soll-notbremse-ziehen "Vertrauen in Kommissionsaussagen zu TTIP erreicht neuen Tiefpunkt"

France to Modify its Intellectual Property Code - http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2014/10/france-to-modify-its-intellectual.html absurd extension: "performers rarely, if ever, retain their rights"

Building Libraries Together: New Tools for a New Direction - http://blog.archive.org/2014/10/28/building-libraries-together/ "Let’s work together to save all human knowledge." let's

Street Demonstrations Against #Hungary's Plan To Tax Internet Data Lead To A Partial Climbdown By Government - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141028/04261728960/street-demonstrations-against-hungarys-plan-to-tax-internet-data-lead-to-partial-climbdown-government.shtml next?

Apply for a licence to use an #orphanwork in UK - https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-licence-to-use-an-orphan-work new scheme now running #copyright


Digital rights, online #privacy and the EU-US free trade agreement - http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalcampaigns/ttip/ttipanddigitalrights.aspx me in @EC_magazine #TTIP #ISDS

Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/29/budapest-viktor-orban-democracy-edge-hungary good report, frightening situation #hungary


.@WSJ: Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Looks as Far Off as Ever - http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/27/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-deal-looks-far-off-as-ever/ despite what they would have us believe #TPP


'Camouflaged' internet concerns the Australian Federal Police - http://www.zdnet.com/au/camouflaged-internet-concerns-the-australian-federal-police-7000035169/ the attack on #VPNs intensifies (v @AdV007)

movement against #TTIP-#TAFTA on Twitter - http://ephemeron.eu/1335 interesting graphical analysis of nodes; NB absence of MSM (v @campact)

Free Software (and Freedom) in #Kosovo - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/flossk-3583273/ fighting surveillance with #freesw & #strongcrypto #sfk14

UK's #GCHQ Can Get Warrantless Access To Bulk #NSA Data - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141028/08352928965/uks-gchq-can-get-warrantless-access-to-bulk-nsa-data.shtml another reason why #RIPA must be revised #surveillance

TTIP & the Jobs Question - http://ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/TTIP%20Jobs.html get facts on job creation - don't believe facile "answers" wheeled out by @EU_Commission

URGENT: Call the FCC every day from now until they make their decision on #netneutrality - http://boingboing.net/2014/10/29/urgent-call-the-fcc-every-day.html we can't afford to lose

US #GMO Approval Process FINALLY Being Scrutinized - http://www.anh-usa.org/gmo-approval-process-finally-being-scrutinized/ well, that's interesting

"The reason solar-power generation will increasingly dominate: it’s a technology, not a fuel." - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-29/while-you-were-getting-worked-up-over-oil-prices-this-just-happened-to-solar.html huge point

"Monday is my first day at #Adobe, where I'll be heading up mobile strategy for Adobe's digital marketing business" - http://asay.blogspot.ro/2014/10/my-own-unexpected-journey.html

"There are lots of people who want to do us harm" - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/david-cameron-agrees-eu-concern-nsa-surveillance  Cameron sounds like a playground weed, not a PM: what a #whiner

BBC refuses to include Green party in election TV leader debates - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/29/bbc-refuses-include-green-party-televised-leader-debates-general-election @BBC should rename itself UK gov propaganda dept.

"Israeli sunbathers casually discussing how Israeli Army should deal with residents of Gaza — “Just kill them all” - http://www.alternet.org/world/israels-palestinian-residents-are-treated-second-class-citizens

#TPP deal keeps disappearing down rabbit hole - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11350174 "agreement will soon face problem of momentum as well as credibility"

"@MPAA stress that they welcome technological innovations" - http://torrentfreak.com/google-glass-now-banned-in-us-movie-theaters-over-piracy-fears-141029/ hahahahahahahahaha #copyright

#AU #metadata retention: "cheapest cost option, which would be cloud storage hosted out of China" - http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/10/30/technology/turnbull-rush-metadata-retention-legislation-through-parliament ha! #privacy


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

141028


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141027 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.ca/2014/10/141027.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

#NZ Health professionals call to give #TPP trade deal a health check - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1410/S00254/health-professionals-call-to-give-trade-deal-a-health-check.htm it's dead, Jim...


UK government just declared war on the British people over #fracking - http://action.sumofus.org/a/forced-fracking/ happy with that? if not, pl. sign here...


#China Orders Replacement of Microsoft's OS On Government Computers - http://www.forbes.com/sites/ywang/2014/10/27/china-orders-replacement-of-microsofts-operating-system-on-government-computers/ we keep hearing this, will it happen?


UK to build biggest weather supercomputer - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26458-uk-to-build-worlds-biggest-weather-supercomputer.html runs #linux, of course;@newscientist fails to mention it, of course

Pläne für EU-Urheberrechtsabgabe: Oettinger will Netznutzer für geistiges Eigentum zahlen lassen - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/guenther-oettinger-will-europaeische-urheberrechtsabgabe-einfuehren-a-999629.html clueless as feared

Today’s Britain: where poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/27/todays-britain-poor-forced-steal-food-banks what a word: "immiseration" (v @raycorrigan)

During Cold War, CIA And FBI Hired Over 1,000 Nazis As Spies, Limited Investigations Of Those Nazis - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141027/11325928953/during-cold-war-cia-fbi-hired-over-1000-nazis-as-spies-limited-investigations-those-nazis.shtml lovely

#Singapore concerned by #ISDS debate, asks investment be “decoupled” from EU deal - http://www.bilaterals.org/?singapore-concerned-by-isds-debate serious doubts spreading

#Kazakhstan Court Awards Massive Damages over Same-Sex Kiss Poster - http://www.eurasianet.org/node/70626 risible

Expert: With #TTIP, not everybody is going to be happy, but that’s normal - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/expert-ttip-not-everybody-going-be-happy-thats-normal-309543 IOW, rich will be happy, screw the poor

FFII submission to Ombudsman consultation on openness in #TTIP negotiations - http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2265 #transparency

Simon Stevens must come clean on #TTIP that threatens the NHS - http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/simon-stevens-must-come-clean-on-trade-deal-that-threatens-the-nhs/ "make privatisation of the #NHS irreversible"

Mathematica rechnet falsch - http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Mathematica-rechnet-falsch-2435319.html that's the trouble with black boxes; don't use them #opensource


#RIAA "suggesting that the right to protect one’s #copyrights trumps freedom of expression" - http://torrentfreak.com/riaa-pirate-bay-attacks-fundamental-human-rights-141028/ riiight

More Cops Investigate More Teens 'Sexting.' Now What? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141017/11442928857/more-cops-investigate-more-teens-sexting-now-what.shtml & find it commonplace...


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

141027


AFTINET  slams possible shameful trade-offs and calls for release of #TPP text - http://aftinet.org.au/cms/aftinet%20statement%20on%20TPP%20Ministerial%20Declaration selling basic rights for what?

back from a great time in Prishtina at Software Freedom Kosova 2014 - http://sfk.flossk.org/sfk14/ thanks for the invitation... #sfk14

Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade - http://www.bilaterals.org/?australia-shouldn-t-sacrifice-food now should EU #TTIP #TPP

AMA wants assurance #TPP deal won’t push up medicine prices - See more at: http://www.bilaterals.org/?ama-wants-assurance-tpp-deal-won-t#sthash.BdubWuJs.dpuf won't get it: TPP's aim is to boost pharma

#china is world’s largest industrial robot market - http://thebricspost.com/china-is-worlds-largest-industrial-robot-market/ another straw in the wind

Leaked universal credit memo shows jobcentre staff struggling with rollout - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/27/universal-credit-leaked-memo-scheme-rollout underlines why we need whistleblowers

#TTIP Update XLI - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-update-xli-3582689/ more wrangling over #ISDS, & the UK government resorts to desperate measures #TAFTA

Police Officers' Suing DOJ For Violating Their 'Right' To Deploy Force Without Restrictions Shot Down By Judge - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141023/14012628926/police-officerssuing-doj-violating-their-right-to-deploy-force-without-restrictions-shot-down-federal-judge.shtml

The Micula case: When ISDS messes with EU law - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/?p=367&preview=true #ISDS madness at its worst: read & weep #ro #TTIP

US Solicitor General, Verrilli, Tells Supreme Court That Of Course You Can Infringe On An Invalid Patent - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141025/07393228938/us-solicitor-general-don-verrilli-tells-supreme-court-that-course-you-can-infringe-invalid-patent.shtml insanity

'Imprisoned' Killer Whales Spark Outcry in Moscow - http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/imprisoned-killer-whales-spark-outcry-in-moscow/510073.html shame on #russia for allowing this (v @HMeresman @tom_watson)

Anti-#TTIP Front condemns government for supporting free trade proposal - http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/1000000199/antittip_front_condemns_government_for_supporting_free_trade_proposal#.VE6ezf5-ylM people of #malta join the fight

Using Cash and Pressure, China Builds Its Chip Industry - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/technology/using-cash-and-pressure-china-builds-its-chip-industry.html significant, & partly inspired by Mr #snowden


Payment Wars: How Merchants And Carriers Are Trying To Block Payment Systems They Can't Track - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141027/07065628950/payment-wars-how-merchants-carriers-are-trying-to-block-payment-systems-they-cant-track.shtml important issue


Legalise online protests to safeguard democracy - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429921.500-legalise-online-protests-to-safeguard-democracy.html @OddLetters is absolutely right

NGOs: Farmers’ Rights Should Be Safeguarded In Activities Of Plant Treaty, WIPO, UPOV - http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/09/29/ngos-farmers-rights-should-be-safeguarded-in-activities-of-plant-treaty-wipo-upov/ important area

Trade Secrecy and #TPP: Secret Lawmaking Meets Criminalization - http://infojustice.org/archives/33502 v worrying development

Structured Commons project launches in Berlin - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/10/27/structured-commons-project-launches-in-berlin/ " make multimedia data easier to use on Wikimedia Commons"


Feds Want To Keep A Big Part Of Their Argument Against Lawsuit Over Internet Spying A Total Secret - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141024/17242428936/feds-want-to-keep-big-part-their-argument-against-lawsuit-over-internet-spying-total-secret.shtml

The US Intelligence Community has a Third Leaker - https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/08/the_us_intellig.html … not just two.... #snowden #nsa

Groser has big concerns about dairy in #TPP - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11349072 IOW, #NZ is giving a lot, and getting little

Trans Pacific trade ministers’ declaration suggests no breakthrough for #TPP  - See more at: http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-10-trans-pacific-trade-ministers-declaration-suggests-no-breakthrough but they plod on...


Sunday, 26 October 2014

141025


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141023 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2014/10/141023.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

U.K. Startup Swytch Is Building An App To Open Up The ‘Burner’ Phone Number Market - http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/25/swytch-app/ interesting

Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Non-Profits - http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/25/googles-new-skybox-for-good-program-gives-real-time-satellite-imagery-to-non-profits/ that's laudable

DNA Sequence Analysis Shows Ebola Outbreak Naturally Ocurring, Not Engineered Virus - https://www.emptywheel.net/2014/10/25/dna-sequence-analysis-shows-ebola-outbreak-naturally-ocurring-not-engineered-virus/ important point

"if Ukip are on the rise, I’ve got to support [the #Greens] as the anti-Ukip party." - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/25/green-party-surge-bristol-west more strange benefits of UKIP

The Republican Party’s Electoral Philosophy: Cheating Wins - http://www.alternet.org/election-2014/republican-partys-electoral-philosophy-cheating-wins blatant - & blatantly racist - abuse of system

Big Ag Spending Millions to Defeat GMO Labeling Campaigns - http://www.alternet.org/big-ag-spending-millions-defeat-gmo-labeling-campaigns seems they really have a lot to hide...



Friday, 24 October 2014

141024


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141023 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2014/10/141023.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Ripping up the sea floor on behalf of royal profits - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/24/ripping-up-the-sea-floor-on-behalf-of-royal-profits UK's failure in marine conservation a disgrace

CJEU: video framing not copyright infringement - http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2014/10/non-breaking-news-and-mystery-video.html well, obvs...

Why The FDA Ban On Providing Health Reports Based On Personal Genomes Won't Work - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141023/06483428921/why-fda-ban-providing-health-reports-based-personal-genomes-wont-work.shtml #DNA is digital

Malaysia may lose RM5 billion from the #TPP – S.M. Mohamed Idris - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/sideviews/article/malaysia-may-lose-rm5-billion-from-the-tppa-s.m.-mohamed-idris sounds like a bad deal to me


Copyright in the Trans-Pacific Partnership echoes past mistakes - http://theconversation.com/copyright-in-the-trans-pacific-partnership-echoes-past-mistakes-32885 maybe time to stop....

#Snowden's Motivation: What the Internet Was Like Before It Was Being Watched, and How We Can Get There Again - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/snowden-motivated-what-internet-was-it-was-being-watched-and-how-we-can-get-there

This Post Is Not About GamerGate - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141024/06430028931/this-post-is-not-about-gamergate.shtml "Ceci n'est pas une pipe"

Former NSA Official: Anyone Who 'Justified' Snowden's Leaks Shouldn't Be Allowed A Gov't Job - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141023/17385528929/former-nsa-official-anyone-who-justified-snowdens-leaks-shouldnt-be-allowed-govt-job.shtml wow...


Thursday, 23 October 2014

141023


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141022 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/10/141022.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

"Cantonese is beginning to take on a central role in Hong Kong’s resistance to mainland China." - http://qz.com/283395/how-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement-protesters-are-using-their-native-language-to-push-back-against-beijing/ (v @seatrout)

Departing EU Digital Commissioner Warns Against 'Analogue Europe' Blocking Digital Innovation - https://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/articles/20141022/07024328907/departing-eu-digital-commissioner-warns-against-analogue-europe-blocking-digital-innovation.shtml you know who you are

UK needs "mature debate" on #opendata, says senior official - http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/public-sector/2014/10/uk-needs-mature-debate-on-open.html backtracking, IOW (v @psychemedia @owenboswarva)

#Abbott government 'intent on destroying renewable industry' http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/abbott-government-intent-on-destroying-renewable-industry-companies-say-20141022-119xlw.html I thought he was just stupid; turns out he's evil #AU


Does #CETA offer any real value to Canadian farmers? - http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/2014/10/22/does-ceta-offer-any-real-value-to-canadian-farmers/ er, no, actually...




Member states warn Juncker against #ISDS concessions - http://www.bilaterals.org/?members-states-warn-juncker actually, pretty much just UK causing problems, as usual

Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade - http://www.bilaterals.org/?australia-shouldn-t-sacrifice-food which is what #TPP will do

Ottawa shootings: a spectacular failure for Canadian intelligence - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/22/ottawa-shootings-canadian-intelligence-failure & for #FiveEyes: Boston Marathon, ISIS, now this


major lie by pro-#ISDS EU ministers: #TTIP "will add over €100bn to EU GDP" - http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/files/2014/10/ISDSLetter.pdf no: that's the max it might bring

"#TTIP will lead to a contraction of GDP and a loss of personal incomes and employment" - https://stopttipitalia.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/ttip_wp_final.pdf important new study

BBC Uses Anti-Terror Spy Powers to Track Down People Who Haven’t Paid Their License Fee - http://www.scriptonitedaily.com/2014/10/23/bbc-uses-anti-terror-spy-powers-to-track-down-people-who-havent-paid-their-license-fee/ absurd #RIPA abuse

Going Dutch: the Netherlands Shares UK's #OpenSource Woes - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/dutch-open-source-3582116/ time to meet up & swap experiences? #nl

German Publishers Grant Google A 'Free License' Google Never Needed To Post News Snippets - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141023/06145528919/german-publishers-grant-google-free-license-google-never-needed-to-post-news-snippets.shtml ORLY? #copyright

FoE launches legal action to stop capture of #beavers in Devon - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/23/beavers-devon-wild-england-friends-of-earth @DefraGovUK's comments here insult our intelligence