Friday, 4 May 2012


50 millions pour #Sarkozy: l'ancien premier ministre libyen confirme - whoops (v @gchampeau)#france

EU Court Of Justice Says Software Functionality Is Not Subject To #Copyright - hugely important ruling #ecj

Guy Fawkes Mask-ology - useful history (v @netzpolitik)

Let's create a bottom-up Europe - nice idea, but fails to mention key #open collaboration examples (v @DaHammerstein)

The conflict between video on the web and #openstandards - disaster area

New report finds elements of cultural genocide in #Tibet - tragic stuff; and the world looks on

MAKE’s Exclusive Interview with Andrew (bunnie) Huang - fascinating, but too weak on #patents (v @gnat)

Do We Really Want Intellectual Ventures And Disney 'Governing' The Internet? - answers on a postcard

Towards a manifesto on Open Mining of scholarship - "open mining" - me like

Genetically modified crops' results raise concern - to put it mildly #gm

#Mozilla hosting free #London events throughout May - be there, somewhere else

List of #Africa FOSS Communities / Liste des Communautés Africaines du Logiciels Libres - impressive #freesw

Musician Dan Bull reaches #9 on UK indie charts using #CC0 - bravo

Chronicle of a Block Foretold: UK ISPs ordered to block Pirate Bay - good analysis of why this is pointless

Pirate Bay Enjoys 12 Million Traffic Boost, Shares Unblocking Tips - gosh, what a surprise

Software industry reclaims #openstandards debate - excellent, detailed report of latest roundtable discussion #uk

#Special301: USTR 2012 Special 301 Report Ignores Legal Criticism - now that's an important point (v @StopActaNow)

Accommodating Telecoms - crucial point in #openstandards debate

Trasparenza nomine AGCOM, interviene l’ONU! - wow #transparency #un #italy

Conflating copyright infringement with child porn is a dirty, dangerous game - even more pertinent (v @OpenRightsGroup)

Re-Inventing Public #Libraries For The Digital Age - not your parents' bibliotheque

#Microsoft raises UK prices by a third and can’t rule out future hikes - #opensource looking better all the time

#Guantánamo Bay contractor on shortlist to run UK police services - repugnant (v @Asher_Wolf)

British WWII propaganda movies to view and download - wonderful stuff #cc

AHRC announces new Centre for #Copyright - I look forward to reading some independent research here (v @technollama)

Judge: An IP-Address Doesn’t Identify a Person (or BitTorrent Pirate) - potentially far-reaching (v @kaatje36)

New draft EP Development committee opinion recommends yes to #ACTA - what a cynical betrayal (v @Vrijschrift)

NY Times Notices That The Pirate Party May Be Changing Politics - people are sitting up & taking note

Comment TF1 et France TV ont ostracisé internet pour le débat présidentiel - the dinosaurs are frightened

Can Someone Explain When The Pirate Bay Was Actually Put On Trial In The UK? - good question

NC Pastor Who Told Congregants to Punch Their Effeminate Children Claims It's What Jesus Would Have Said - uh-huh

Barnes & Noble Out-Innovates Microsoft: How Could This Happen? - “internecine warfare”

Öffentlichkeit im Wandel – Medien, Internet, Journalismus - looks interesting; free #ebook #cc

Now Europe wants you to prove how old you are online - bonkers & bad #surveillance #privacy

OONI maps internet #censorship on a global scale - cool #tor

Barnes & Noble Pulls Linux Format Magazine Over Feature On 'Hacking' - </facepalm>

Chris Dodd Rewrites Hollywood's History To Pretend That It Came About Because Of IP Laws - as if we can't check

Hulu, Pricing Strategies, and the Costs of #Piracy - great analysis: don't forget the externalities (v @mathewi)

1 subscriber per day is chosen at random to write an essay for mailing list with 13 thousand subscribers - fascinating

Online Communities Bust #Kickstarter Scam - excellent precedent

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