Thursday, 14 February 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130212 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Obama calls for U.S. free trade pact with European Union - on: #IPout of #TAFTA

#China's #Censorship Hits Internet Users In Other Countries - could be big issue for future

Bill Gates Dodges Questions on Why He Owns 500,000 Shares of #Monsanto - birds of a feather, etc #monopolies

State Of The Union: Obama Calls For Controversial Trade Deals - more on this #IPout of #TAFTA

Dutch government will end protection of non-original works to modernise copyright law - interesting move (v @klang67)

#Lobbyplag fundraising - great #opensource transparency project; pity it's on this obscure crowdsourcing site...

Obama administration defends $222,000 file-sharing verdict - extraordinarily mean-spirited & vindictive

US aid ban on abortions for women raped in war leaves UK compromised - staggering bigotry &callousness

#Missouri bill redefines science, gives equal time to Intelligent Design - proposer should be a laughing-stock

Is the Concept of 'Cyberspace' Stupid? -  "Some ideas make you dumber the moment you learn of them" like "cyberspace"

Knight Foundation pays $20,000 to Jonah Lehrer for speech about his lies - in doing so, KF has lost what cred it had

GM honey needs a GM label - only reasonable, no?

Tesla's Elon Musk Reminds Media His Cars Can Spy On Them - ah, technology

Has Craig Foss come good on software patents? - nope: while "as such" is in, so are #swpats as eu shows #nz

42 – Das Mysterium der Datenschutzreform - more dodgy stuff around #eu #dataprotection

How PeerJ Is Changing Everything In Academic Publishing - great in-depth piece about important #openaccess launch

#Veolia court case against "Water Makes Money" film - #water must be a #commons (v @erikwesselius)

#Oracle Files Appeal Brief in Oracle v. #Google - bizarre & desperate: "Ann Droid wants to publish a bestseller."

Opera formally adopts WebKit as its Web browsers reach 300 million users - we're heading to a monoculture here, chaps

Study Confirms #TeaParty Was Created by Big #Tobacco and Pollutocrat#Kochs - people are being used

Eгипет задумался о миграции на открытое ПО - well, they'd be mad not to #eg

YouTube Fights Russia’s New Censorship Law - yay#google #ru

'Strong basis' to claims #Nominet board breached duties - legal top gun - what a soap opera

'Vrijhandelszone EU-VS komt steeds dichterbij' - perhaps; but key is #IPout of #TAFTA (v @MarietjeD66)

launch of negotiations on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - our views not invited (v @kaatje36)#tafta

Is your MP on the naughty list? - great example why comms data is also content (v @MsSaraKelly)#ccdb

More details of what's in #TAFTA - we need to push to keep #IPout unless they want the #ACTA fight all over again...

we have a kind offer of #transparency for #TAFTA: Send Qs on twitter to @ValedeAlmeidaEU&@USAmbEU, use #AskAmbs - let's take advantage - but be nice...

let's get off to a good start,@ValedeAlmeidaEU&@USAmbEU: how about making all non-secret documents public after each meeting? #AskAmbs

BBC Attacks the Open Web, GNU/#Linux in Danger - is#BBC still a public broadcaster? so why push 4 #DRM in HTML?

Tory MEPs 'copy and paste Amazon and Google lobbyist text' - nice to see #torygraph onto #tories (v @OpenRightsGroup)

Europe's 'Database Right' Could Throttle #OpenData Moves There - EU research shows it's a failure: time to repeal it

Protecting the foundations of Open Knowledge - good idea#openness #okf

Robot Operating System heading to foundation - aaaaand another foundation... #opensource

Why it's time to stop using #opensource licences - #freeswwon: it's time to move on... #pd

All-out Lobbying in the EP to Sell Our Privacy: Act Now! - cut-and-paste amendments, all bad for the public

New Research: Extending #Copyright Massively Increases Prices, Limits Dissemination Of Knowledge - important

#China's fishmongers lament waning popularity of shark fin soup - kudos to Yao Ming for showing way; ivory next, pl.

International #OpenDataDay: Now at 90 Cities (and… the White House) - spreading nicely

#Stallman vine în România pentru lansarea Fundației Ceata - I'm sure he'll love the folk music there (v @razvansandu)

Comparative tables of data exclusivity and patent linkage provisions in #TPPand US #FTAs - useful reference material

Game Developer Connects With Pirates, Sees Massive Support & Deletion Of Torrents - fab example of how to do it

Obama’s #TPP talk excites Kiwi farmers - who are happy to sacrifice the NZ health system + local sw industry

Google Countersues UK Telco BT Over Patent Infringement In Its Conferencing and IP Quality Of Service Products -

#HP To Adopt #Android For Upcoming Mobile Devices -, probably wise

SOTU, TPP, #TAFTA -- WTF? - what has to go? "strongest consumer & environmental policies" (v @DrRimmer)#IPout

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