Saturday, 10 March 2012


Why The Chances of #China Joining ACTA Or TPP Are Practically Zero - thus rendering #ACTA pointless

The problem with software patents? They don't scale - 18th cent. ideas don't work for 21st cent materials #swpats

As promised, Wikimedia Foundation starts to say goodbye to Go Daddy - good move

Time out for Finland in ratifying #ACTA - only sensible at this point (v @RalfGrahn @StopActaNow)

Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay - good luck with that

Remembering #Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer - as we jolly well should #uk

The Research Works Act (RWA): why Scientific Publishing needs FOSS Methods - lots of good links on #openaccess et al.

12 reasons you know you are a #BigData biologist - wise & witty piece about reality of big data in #genomics - "making it easier for citizens to hold public officials accountable"; interesting move, in theory at least #us

This Tiny Feature Could Keep #Pinterest From Getting Sued For Massive #Copyright Infringement - hmm... (v @howardknopf)

Wirbel um EU-Richtlinie zu verwaisten Werken - good to see more people asking questions about this #orphanworks

Rechteindustrie traurig: Grundrechtsabbau ist nicht populär - hilarious; these people really are utterly clueless

Wealth Destroyers and End Game for the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-51) - good debunking at end (v @mgeist)

Thinking About #Drones - don't miss the drones building a brick wall...

#RaspberryPi Fedora Remix, our recommended distro, is ready for download! - actual kit, not so much

DoJ warning means one thing: E-book prices are coming down - about time, too #ebooks

Government use of #Ubuntu - good to see Mr Shuttleworth thinking about this

Speculative invoicing 2: Golden Eye in court - important UK case

#Bulgaria's GERB promised not to ratify #ACTA in parliament - not clear what this means in practice (v @StopActaNow)

How Big Music Companies Are Stealing Hundreds Of Millions In Royalties From Artists - outrageous - as usual

On the privacy elements of the BT, TalkTalk DEA loss in the Court of Appeal - good point about scale #deact

Apple begins using OpenStreetMap data, to OSM Foundation's surprise - #openstreetmap rising

NSA, German government using #Android for secure phones - the power of openness

#ACTA and access to medicines: flawed process, rationale and agreement - good analysis of why #ACTA will kill people

The New York Times joins Mozilla and Knight Foundation to drive open innovation in news - #journalism

Google is globally switching its search to HTTPS by default - others ought to follow

Why Google’s Plan To Make Maps Pay For Itself Could Backfire - someone else wakes up to unbeatable power of sharing

The case for dolphin rights - "if corporations can be people, my friends, why not dolphins?" quite

US Government Admits It Has Seized Hundreds Of Domains Registered Outside The US - has been doing it for years

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