Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Jonathan Coulton Destroys Rationale Behind Megaupload Seizure With A Single Tweet; Follows Up With Epic Blog Post - fab

Piraten in der Politik – 100 Tage einer Aufsteigerpartei - fascinating documentary about #pirateparty in #berlin

Judge: Americans can be forced to decrypt their laptops - so, just as in the UK... #surveillance #privacy

The Smartphone Wars: CyanogenMOD Rising - "it couldn’t be clearer what the ultimate stakes in the smartphone wars are"

Adding Your DNA To A Biobank Is A Noble Move – But Is It A Wise One? - lookin' at you, UK Biobank... #dna #privacy

artists making money in a world without #copyright - double-stranded reply - well-worth reading #businessmodels

Europe’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’: #Privacy as Internet #Censorship - this will end in tears

Meganomics - fantastic, fact-based analysis of the exaggerated #economics of #piracy - must-read (v @barefoot_techie)

ACTA: Letter to the EU Parliament Development Committee - great stuff; post-#SOPA really need to tackle #acta now

Orange To Provide #Wikipedia Free In Middle East And Africa - interesting move

Chinese forces fire teargas at Tibetan protesters - poor #tibet still suffering #china

Stop Online Piracy NOW!!! - a modest proposal

#Japan plans alerts to remind Web users that it’s illegal to download pirated content - so they'll just use other means

Julian Assange is set to host his own TV show focusing on “the world tomorrow” - intriguing #wikileaks

MT @NeelieKroesEU Sites knowingly enabling mass #copyright infringement shd be stopped. laws must not be disproportionate or intrusive>>hmm

#SOPA and network architecture - good analysis: why we must decentralise the Net/banking

Don't be sucked into supporting a flawed proposition in an artificially polarised #copyright debate - mostly sensible

Dutch appeals court says Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't infringe Apple's design right - what a colossal waste of time & money

Blocking The Net 'Not The European Option' -- EU Commissioner Reding - fine words: what about the action? #sopa #acta

How Much Do Music and Movie #Piracy Really Hurt the U.S. Economy? - good to see meme spread to #freakonomics

US gov goes after whistleblower on torturers, not torturers - says it all, really (v @Asher_Wolf @Ausflatfish)

SOPA Stopped: So Back to ACTA - if #ACTA passes, #SOPA win will be in vain

The Internet Begins Discussing What To Do With Its New Found Powers - whatever, deal with #ACTA

iBooks Author EULA restrictions invite antitrust concerns - it does, doesn't it?

Trans Pacific Partnership to impact Kiwi books - good post: makes concrete the loss #TPP would bring (v @mgeist)

Introducing the HUD. Say hello to the future of the menu - who says #freesw doesn't innovate? #ubuntu

Norwegian Data Inspectorate rules use of Google Apps by companies breaches Norweigian law, cites US Patriot Act - wow

Copyright and patent monopolies are an immoral exploitation of the third world - yup: neo-colonialism, pure & simple

Inspiration Works intros Android tablet for toddlers - first of many, doubtless

New Market Research: Music Streaming Services Halve Illegal Downloads - recording industry: maybe that's a hint, huh?

Cobrarían impuesto a propietarios de páginas web - daft idea of the week: a #tax on web pages (v @SinkDeep)#mexico

Ultra-Orthodoxe bewerfen Frau mit Steinen - gotta love the humanity of these religious extremists

Infringement and Innovation in Online Platforms - great meditation on #openness and #copyright

DDOS Attacks on Polish Sites must stop NOW - please stop or you will push them to sign #ACTA - this isn't helping

The center has shifted! Shanghai ranked world's number 1 metro economy - hardly a surprise #china

What Is ACTA And Why Is It A Problem? - best intro to #ACTA - pl. share widely to get the word out

Free Mobile for Wikipedia Starts with Orange - #wikimedia's explanation of this interesting move

USDA Greenlights Monsanto's Utterly Useless New GMO Corn - this is just insane: no benefit Launches a Spotify for Books - sounds much too expensive to me...

The Case for Tea Party Opposition to Software Patents - now there's a thought... #swpats

Poles Protest #ACTA Online and on the Streets - good to see action (v @DaHammerstein)#poland

Anonymous attacks on Ireland will hurt, not help the case against blocking - agreed: please don't... #OpIreland

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