Friday, 15 February 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130213 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

How Much of Your Money is Wasted in #WaronDrugs -"Enforcing drug control system costs at least $100 billion/year"

Whistleblowers and press 'threatened by proposed new police powers' - convenient, no? #uk

DTI's #Africa IP Forum - the draft agenda - good to see emphasis on development issues here

Saudi princes warn of damage 2 UK relations if allegations emerge in trial - bravo judge for upholding "open justice"

Clay Christensen: First the media gets disrupted, then comes the education industry - sounds plausible

Economic recovery in the US actually made 99% of Americans poorer, top 1% captured 121% of gains - for #TAFTA too?

New #Opendata hub from OKFN #Greece - excellent

Iceland May Ban Online Porn - "if we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the internet." #is

Widening scandal prompts EU to seek DNA testing of meat - about time

Urgent call for support for Fazil Say - "His crime? Saying that he's an atheist and proud of it." shame on #turkey

Commission probed over ‘revolving door’ #lobbying allegations - let's hope the probe is electrified

Scientist Removed From EPA Panel Due To Industry Opposition - appalling; and the public will probably suffer

Relaunch: #Lobbypedia - looks great; pity it's only in #de, we need similar in english (v @erikwesselius)#lobbying

Pour #VLC, la #Hadopi "fait traîner" sa saisine sur la lecture des Blu-Ray - what a waste of effort (v @sfermigier)

#DataProtection Regulation: "LobbyPlag" briefing - guide 2 why copied amendments are so bad for #eu privacy

#Africa is slowly turning Orange - amazing: no wonder google was worried (v @africatechie)#mobile

European #Publishers Say #Google’s €60M French Fund Does Not Go Far Enough For Content Reuse - they smell blood...

Will MEPs sell out your privacy rights? - Open Rights Group has some suggestions for you... #dataprotection #eu

TTIP: Die Transatlantische Handels- und Investment-Partnerschaft - "droht zu einem ACTA 2.0 zu werden" #IPout #TAFTA

Anti-Piracy Group Rips Off Pirate Bay Website, Faces Lawsuit - missed opportunity: this is about passing off, not (c)

EU backs new #transparency standards 4 investor-state dispute settlement - welcome (v @PostActa)#opendrafts #TAFTA

New Book About Data Mining To Find Love Online Has Author Admit To Possible CFAA Violations - fascinating #law

Horsemeat: The Whole Truth About Cheap Meat - a modest proposal: clear & accurate food labels #epetition

CBS and CNET Liable For ALL BitTorrent Piracy, Artists Tell Court - always so reasonable, these artists (v @PostActa)

Bizarre 'Attribution' Troll Bullies Twitter Users Into Compliance With Baseless Legal Threats - great book, er, post

And now for a sense of scale: a map of the U.S. overlaid on the Moon - surprising (v @Eaterofsun)

US-EU Working Group & Senate Finance Committee on IPRs in Upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership -

Fix #Copyright for a Creative World - fab: what Obama should have said (v @Copycense @DrRimmer)

Closing in on 100M files, Mega projects investment round in 6 months, IPO in 18 - never a dull moment

Chubby Checker Sues Two Companies For $500 Million Over Wang-Measuring App Downloaded 84 Times - you can't make it up

Grants for anti-censorship tools - important, fun, dosh - what more do you want?

The Brainpickings brouhaha and the problem with affiliate links - interesting issues #publishing #journalism

Moo launches Android app to let users customize their data in its upcoming NFC business cards - that innovative #moo

World Economic Forum CTO says open source technology can change the world - nay, save it

Copyright Lobby Groups Want Canada Back on Piracy Watch List - time countries just said "no" to this bullying

Microsoft Makes Retail Versions Of Office Single Install -, that'll stop defections to #opensource & google apps

Fair Access to Science & Technology Research Act (FASTR) - important #openaccess move in #US (v @petersuber @McDawg)

The Big Chill - excellent piece detailing obama's betrayal of hopes of greater #transparency (v @asteris)#secrecy

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