Thursday, 3 November 2011


Spanish Judge Gets It: Pirated Copies Not Necessarily Lost Sales, May Boost Purchases Later - impressive #copyright

RT @jamie_love Art. 9 #ACTA - damages requires judges consider "any" measure of value, including " market price, or suggested retail price"

Texas Judge Beats Disabled Daughter on Video - assuming this is genuine, I hope this man gets what he deserves...

RT @razhael @Asher_Wolf In #WikiLeaks extradition judgment, 1 important victory for #Assange: Judges say he is in fact a journalist. #wljul

The Real Issue With Apple's 'Slide-To-Unlock' Patent: Double Patenting & Bogus Continuations - ridiculous situation

UNESCO and COL release open education policy document for higher education - cc-by-sa #oer

Stallman parody site catches Stallman's attention - and he doesn't mind #rms

Directional shoes for the blind - based on #arduino, of course...

New comparative study to re-examine the quality and accuracy of #Wikipedia - commissioned by wikimedia this time...

Apple loses iPad design lawsuit against small Spanish tablet computer maker NT-K - bravo, plucky little company

Exiled Tibetans in India hold memorial for wave of Tibetan self-immolations protesting Chinese military oppression –

#Fracking 'probable' cause of Lancashire quakes - riiight

Fran├žois #Couperin: Thematic Catalogue on #Spotify - more fab Frenchy baroque stuff

The end of an era: Internet Explorer drops below 50% of Web usage - they said it couldn't be done... #browsers

A translation fund for public domain texts - philanthropist needed: apply within #pd #translations

Enfield crime squad officers to keep job despite inquiry findings - contrast & compare what happened to the rioters...

Hollywood Front Group Rounds Up 4,000 Letters Sent To Congress, Pretending It's 100,000 - studio accounting

Britain’s $25 computer is coming by Christmas - I do hope this takes off #linux

Drittes Update zum Schultrojaner (1. Update) - things warming up nicely in Germany over this:

CD-format to be abandoned by major labels by the end of 2012 - significant moment, if true (v @TheTechScribe)

#Openstandards: UK dithers over royalty question - #BSI is the enemy of true openness (v @pvilela @opensourcerer)

British armed forces step up plans for attack on Iran amid fresh nuclear fears - have we learned nothing from #iraq?

Angry Birds CEO At Peace With Chinese Counterfeit Merchandise - great story, great attitude #piracy

Judge: Abuse of Disabled Daughter 'Not as Bad as It Looks on Tape' - I doubt whether his daughter thinks so

Samba Notes Passing a Milestone - #Microsoft engineers have contributed code to Samba under the #GPL (v @jra_samba)

Humans ventured as far as Torquay more than 40,000 years ago - with a bucket & spade?

Senior police officer considers decriminalising brothels - kudos to this particular copper

Microsoft contributes open-source code to #Samba - good background piece on the move #gpl

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