Wednesday, 9 May 2012


After #SOPA And #ACTA, Now #TPP Starts To Fall Apart - what fun

World’s First Fully Open 'Vivaldi' #Linux #Tablet Priced At $265 - tempting

Oracle-Google verdict signals need for copyright reform - and how

Apple & Samsung's Patent Nuclear War: 50 Lawsuits In 10 Countries In 1 Year - just insane

Dealing With the Eventual Collapse of Social Networks - because it's going to happen one day #socialnws #openness

Al Jazeera forced out of China after being refused new visas - clearly doing something right

Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker on Being the Alternative to Microsoft, Google and Apple - the chief lizard wrangler speaks

Next Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Begins Tomorrow - still cloaked in absurd secrecy #tpp

Dell tests open-source laptop for developers - sounds interesting, but I've given up on #dell

German Ministry Advises Developing Countries Not To Sign #ACTA - "potential effect of ACTA on seeds"

Open Knowledge Foundation is recruiting - data wrangler & Data Visualisation Developer needed #opendata #okf

#ACTA Update XV - thrills & spills aplenty, but it ain't over yet

The Avengers: Why Pirates Failed To Prevent A Box Office Record - good analysis

Nordrhein-Westfalen: Softwarepatente – Nein! Offene Standards – Ja! - interesting replies from political parties

The #Apache #OpenOffice Project Announces Apache OpenOffice 3.4 - choice is good

#Belarus: "All the restrictive Internet measures are copied from American and European standards - (v @evgenymorozov)

MSF Statement on the EP Committee on Development's draft opinion on #ACTA - "flawed"

#Nepal and the impact of #opensource - good to see

UK government’s proposal for surveillance will be invasive and costly with minimal effectiveness - yup (v @glynwintle)

The #TPP song - I don't think Schubert has anything to worry about...

Falkvinge Seeking Translators For His Blog: Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese, And More - #br #ru #in #zh

Canadian entry to #TPP talks opposed - by NZ, amusingly enough (v @mgeist)

Rapporteur on Fundamental Rights Finds #ACTA Contrary to Democratic Values - bravo

Peer Reviewed - #OpenAccess - $99 for life - Launching in Fall 2012 - exciting developments (v @mrgunn)

Village People Songwriter Willis Wins Case Over Termination of 'Y.M.C.A.' Rights - potentially huge (v @cybearDJM)

UK Border Chaos - imagine what it will be like for the #london2012 - comeuppance time, methinks...

Netherlands first country in Europe with #netneutrality - everyone follow suit, please (v @kaatje36)#nl

& if you were wondering what those "Fundamental Rights" were for the #EU, here they are: (v @marinic)

Judge nixes "Oil Orgy" scheme to scare P2P users into quick settlements - </insert jokes, puns etc. here>

Pirates Beware: DVD Anti-Piracy Warning Now Twice as Fierce - yeah, make legal versions even less attractive

Underwear Bomber 2.0 was CIA double agent - bit of a pattern here, no? #theatre

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