Sunday, 17 June 2018

180617


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180615.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Remember: Time is really running out. Please Write to Your MEPs Today to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/17/high-risk-food-shortages-pesticides-chemical-giant or, you know, we could come up with better solutions…


Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml what? #article11 #copyright

France’s Front National (who support the EU’s mandatory #copyright filters) furious when Youtube’s copyright filters kill their channel - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/17/three-days-left.html #article13 must go



180616


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180615.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Of Dog’s Breakfasts, Article 13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html EU #copyrightdirective is terrible; here are some of the myths about it. pl. write to MEPs today - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html

‘Dubai in Paris’: French climate protesters fight plans for €3bn theme park - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/16/europacity-theme-park-france-climate-protesters-dubai-paris madness; bin it

UN Free Speech Expert: EU’s #CopyrightDirective Would Be An Attack On Free Speech, Violate Human Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/13211740041/un-free-speech-expert-eus-copyright-directive-would-be-attack-free-speech-violate-human-rights.shtml @davidakaye knows what he is talking about: MEPs must listen to him


Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive Threatens the Internet - https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/13/article13letter.pdf says @timberners_lee,
@vgcerf, & just about everyone of importance in the digital world. pl. write to MEPs telling them to drop #article13 - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html

Leftwing group at odds with Corbyn pushes for UK to stay in EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/16/leftwing-group-pushes-for-uk-to-stay-in-the-eu-at-odds-with-jeremy-corbyn “The only #Brexit is a Tory Brexit – a racist attack on migrants and workers’ rights.”

The Copyright Directive: Access independent research - https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/06/12/the-copyright-directive-access-independent-research/ use this, and then write to your MEPs, please… #article13

Time is really running out: Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM


Saturday, 16 June 2018

180615


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180614.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Time is running out: Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/15/leaked-un-draft-report-warns-of-urgent-need-to-c... this is not going well #climatechange

Protected grey seals at the mercy of Poland’s ruling party - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/protected-grey-seals-at-the-mercy-of-polands-ruling-party/ #poland's shame: people are slaughtering seals #pl

Experience: I was nearly killed by a spider bite - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jun/15/experience-i-was-nearly-killed-by-a-spider-bite incredible story of what happened to someone in London when he reached for a banana (arachnophobes may wish to avoid…)

UK Govt Mulls Options to Make Anti-Piracy Enforcement Easier - https://torrentfreak.com/uk-govt-mulls-options-to-make-anti-piracy-enforcement-easier-180615/ this will just stunt growth of Internet UK; stupid and pointless

UN Free Speech Expert: EU’s #CopyrightDirective Would Be An Attack On Free Speech, Violate Human Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/13211740041/un-free-speech-expert-eus-copyright-directive-would-be-attack-free-speech-violate-human-rights.shtml pl. tell your MEPs what’s happening, & why it’s bad #article13

No 10 insists PM will stick to late change to Brexit promise - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/15/conservative-rebel-theresa-may-forced-backtrack-brexit-pledge-meaningful-vote that’s not a “late change”, that’s an utter betrayal… #brexitshambles

The Copyright Directive: Access independent research! - https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/06/12/the-copyright-directive-access-independent-research/ use this, and then write to your MEPs, please… #article13

DOJ Lets Cops Know SESTA/FOSTA Is For Shutting Down Websites, Not Busting Sex Traffickers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/08352740037/doj-lets-cops-know-sesta-fosta-is-shutting-down-websites-not-busting-sex-traffickers.shtml appalling


The UN’s top free speech expert just denounced the new EU copyright plan as a “potential violation of international human rights law” - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/15/contact-your-mep-3.html #article13 must go


Thursday, 14 June 2018

180614


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180613.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Putin fires Klimenko as his internet adviser - http://vestnikkavkaza.net/material/113655 whoa: what’s going on here? #russia

For Survivors of a 9-Hour Chinese Exam, a Door Opens to America - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/world/asia/china-gaokao-new-hampshire.html gaokao result now being accepted in US; I predict this will become widespread…

it’s windy in the UK now: wind is generating 9.67GW - 30.70% of UK’s current energy needs - http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

How @RedHat helped to build Summit, America’s top science supercomputer - https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/how-red-hat-helped-build-summit-americas-top-science-supercomputer good to have some details #linux


just had an impressively fast personal response from one of my MEPs, @SebDance, after I sent him this email: https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html. this is why it is worth contacting them - the best ones always reply. pl. try… #copyrightdirective

Mike Pompeo loses temper when asked about North Korean disarmament - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/13/north-korea-nuclear-deal-trump-next-steps-what-will-happen so, definitely an absolutely cast-iron agreement there, eh Mike…?

“Das Leistungsschutzrecht im Verbund mit den Zensurmaschinen der Uploadfilter soll via Axel Springer in der EU eingeführt werden - ein schöneres Geschenk der Regierung Merkel könnten sich Populisten und Extremisten kaum wünschen.” - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/leistungsschutzrecht-fuer-presseverleger-so-ein-quatschgesetz-a-1212697.html #copyright

Tory peers poised to back Brexit rebels if talks with May fail - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/14/tory-peers-poised-to-back-brexit-rebels-if-talks-with-may-fail it ain’t over yet… #brexitshambles

Canadian Music Industry Pitches ‘You Must Be A Pirate’ Tax On Smartphones - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/10415540030/canadian-music-industry-pitches-you-must-be-pirate-tax-smartphones.shtml <sigh/>

Tory rebellion back on after MPs reject May’s #Brexit amendment - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/14/tory-rebellion-back-on-after-mps-reject-mays-brexit-amendment “At the end of the process something was inexplicably changed, which had not been agreed.” foolish game-playing by UK gov

“Soon the headlines will be not just about a few hundred jobs moving out of the City – but of firms scrapping their expansion plans, or factories shifting to Poland, or thousands of jobs going at a stroke of a pen.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/14/tories-brexit-business-jobs-theresa-may #brexitshambles


The EU is about to impose Google’s worst idea on all European internet users - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/14/six-days-left.html but it can still be stopped - write to your MEPs now, pl. like this - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html #copyrightdirective #article13


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

180613


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180612.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Legislators Reintroduce Pro-Encryption Bills After FBI Destroys Its Own ‘Going Dark’ Narrative - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180609/18253640002/legislators-reintroduce-pro-encryption-bills-after-fbi-destroys-own-going-dark-narrative.shtml

The Open Revolution: rewriting the rules of the information age - http://blog.okfn.org/2018/06/12/the-open-revolution-rewriting-the-rules-of-the-information-age/ #openness is winning

Watch Disney’s new live-action ‘Dumbo’ trailer - https://mashable.com/2018/06/13/dumbo-disney-trailer/ I trust @Disney is making a suitably generous donation to help protect elephants worldwide…


Pro-EU Tories warn PM: keep your word or face fresh rebellion - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/13/pro-eu-tories-warn-pm-keep-your-word-or-face-fresh-rebellion quite right: there have been enough #brexit lies and broken promises

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU #copyright overhaul - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/illegal-memes-weak-safe-harbor-unpacking-the-proposed-eu-copyright-overhaul/ pl. read & then use to explain to your MEPs why #article13 and #article11 must go from proposed law. this site makes it easy: https://saveyourinternet.eu/

#Article13 of the EU #Copyright Directive Threatens the Internet - https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/12/article13letter.pdf look, if @timberners_lee and dozens of other luminaries say it, should MEPs listen?

Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’m sending - pl. free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

EU to block UK’s access to Galileo satellite programme after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/13/eu-member-states-block-uks-access-to-galileo-satellite-programme-after-brexit guess what? when you leave the club, you no longer have access to the club’s amenities… #brexitshambles

Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml naja, logisch… #article11 #copyright


Hey @Google : Stop Trying To Patent A Compression Technique An Inventor Released To The Public Domain - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180611/23125540015/hey-google-stop-trying-to-patent-compression-technique-inventor-released-to-public-domain.shtml being evil… #patents


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

180612


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180611.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

last chance: UK Citizens: Please Write to Your MPs *Today* about the Big #Brexit Votes - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/uk-citizens-please-write-to-your-mps.html FWIW, here’s what I’ve sent to my MP

High School Student’s Speech About Campus Sexual Assault Gets Widespread Attention After School Cuts Her Mic - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180611/10470340012/high-school-students-speech-about-campus-sexual-assault-gets-widespread-attention-after-school-cuts-her-mic.shtml if only there were a name for this kind of effect…

Proposed EU #Copyright Measure Threatens the Internet - https://blog.archive.org/2018/06/12/proposed-eu-copyright-measure-threatens-the-internet/ saith @internetarchive - and they know what they are talking about


Monday, 11 June 2018

180611


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180610.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

urgent: What’s really behind the EU law that would “ban memes” – and how to stop it before June 20 - https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyourinternet/ the EU Internet is really in danger from this pernicious #copyright proposal: please write to your MEPs this week

Of Dog’s Breakfasts, Article 13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html EU people: please contact your MEPs to tell them why this is bad, and must be stopped #copyright


.@openstreetmap Should Be a Priority for the #OpenSource Community - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/openstreetmap-should-be-priority-open-source-community in a world awash with smartphones, maps are fundamental #OSM

Theresa May calls on Trump to honour G7 commitments - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/11/theresa-may-calls-on-trump-to-honour-g7-commitments don’t be silly: trump can’t even spell “honour”…

Germany pours cold water on EU’s clean energy ambitions - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/germany-pours-cold-water-on-eus-clean-energy-ambitions/ I’m really disappointed in #germany these days: anything but a leader in environmental issues…

UK Citizens: Please Write to Your MPs Today about the Big #Brexit Votes - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/uk-citizens-please-write-to-your-mps.html FWIW, here’s what I’ve just sent to my MP

Tory remainers warn of revolt over EU withdrawal bill - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/11/tory-remainers-warn-of-revolt-over-eu-withdrawal-bill if they care about the UK - & I’m sure some do - they should revolt now #brexitshambles

Whale jumps out of water and completely soaks boat filled with tourists - https://mashable.com/2018/06/11/whale-splashes-whale-watchers/ whales just wanna have fun…