Sunday, 30 March 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140329 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Call for #NZ public to have say on #TPP - a travesty of democracy & transparency

Social Media Storm Descends on #Taiji, the Japanese Town at Center of #Dolphin #Slaughter - great use of twitter

UK Copyright reforms set to become Law: Content-mining, parody and much more -

How Whale Feces Slows Down Ocean Warming - why we need moar whales...

Elseviergate today: LIBER says to Libraries: DONT sign #Elsevier’s click-through licence for Content Mining (#TDM) -

Britain must take lead in global warming battle, says Ed Davey - I'll believe it when I see it... #climatechange

 Nafta Still Bedevils Unions - damning indictment of #NAFTA & #TPP (v @Copycense)

#Mozilla is messy - "The community dialogue around Brendan’s appointment is an example of this."

Great Barrier Reef and Indigenous heritage laws face 'one-stop shop' threat - #AU trying hard to become super-evil

#Indonesia granted right 2 challenge Australia's plain-packaging laws - profits before people; pure bullying #tobacco

Neue Informationen zur Überwachung von Angela Merkel: Über 300 Berichte lagen vor - … "Obama ist im Bilde gewesen"

Abstimmung auf der Krim: Tataren sprechen sich für Autonomie aus - oooh, recursion...

The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz - @MIT emerges with little honour,@JSTOR with even less...

world’s growing love affair with most wasteful form of #coffee - awful development (v @kevinjdelaney @jeffjarvis)

Ron Wyden, Refusing to Play Prosecutor, Says We Need to Ban Dragnet Collection of Purchase Records - what a star

Spyware increasingly a part of domestic violence - firghtening; blame #NSA for promoting & validating this stuff

Big #Pharma's links to doctors - good investigation (v @Spinwatch)

Zwischen Kommunikationsüberwachung und Wirtschaftsspionage: Deutsche Unternehmen von #GCHQ ausgeforscht -


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140328 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Hundreds protest against trade deal - only hundreds? #TPP #NZ

#NHS england: be more transparent - time to own up about conflicts of interest

#TTIP: "the last episode of a wave of trade agreements that are based on the old economic model." -

#TTIP: Text of the treaty will be published after the signing - IOW, when it's too late to change #TAFTA #ACTA

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - have you read all 21 of them...? #TAFTA

Putin: Pirate Site Blocking Has Failed to End Piracy - "she is reminded of the “Streisand Effect” " #ru

#NSA Put Merkel on List of 122 Targeted Leaders - "court order specifically 2 monitor communications related to #DE"

#CC BY 4.0 required on U.S. Department of Labor $150M grant - good news

Umstrittenes Abkommen #TTIP: Obama brennt nicht für den Freihandel - even he thinks it's dead duck

#GCHQ & #NSA Targeted Private German Companies - "provides permission to access communications of all #DE citizens"

MT @ValedeAlmeidaEU  let's go forward with #TTIP for jobs & growth & high standards>> EU's own figures disagree:

#NZ Protesters demand facts on trade agreement - as well they might #TPP

 Europe means business reeling in pirate fisheries - great news; more please.... #sustainability

Trans-Atlantic labor union calls for higher labor standards in #TTIP nice idea; ain't gonna happen, though

Le gaz de schiste au cœur du sommet UE-USA - especially post-ukraine... #TTIP

No organisation for #Stravinsky?  - #copyright getting in the way of art yet again...

Non-profits ask #BRICS to resist US pressure - v. interesting move

RIAA Demands Personal Details of Pirating YouTube Users - awful precedent

Animals 'live a good life' at Copenhagen zoo, where culling comes naturally - good explanation of the issues

Copyright & Inequality - "not boon to consumer choice, barrier to acquiring knowledge & taking part in cultural life"

Saturday, 29 March 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140327 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Latin American Revolution: #Chile's New Government Wants To Open Up TPP - cracks in the #TPP edifice

UE–É.-U. Obama tente de rassurer les sceptiques - fails miserably, of course #TTIP #ISDS

Canada, Big Oil and the frequently and quietly delayed Fuel Quality Directive - disgraceful lobbying #tarsands

EU Court Of Justice Makes Life Difficult: 'Balance' In Blocking Websites, Incomplete Blocking May Lead 2 Liability -

Motion picture industry continues to stagger under #piracy with mere record-breaking income - well put (v @Klangable)

Obama formally proposes end to #NSA's bulk collection of telephone data - er, no: "US phone data" only....

US Trade Deficits Have Grown More Than 440% with FTA Countries, but Declined 16% with Non-FTA Countries - #TPP #TTIP

New Zealand, Plain Packaging, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership - #TPP #NZ

It happened to me: ex-MP Louise Mensch cyberbullied me! - truly priceless (v @superglaze @MartinBelam)

Leaked EU analysis of #TTIP IPR negotiations - some useful hints of where the pressure will be #TAFTA

Senators Afraid Of 'Chilling Effects' On Poor Lobbyists If Scientists Disclose Which Large Company Funded Research -

Day 7 Before The Vote to Save #NetNeutrality! Parliamentarians Must Protect The Open Internet! - contact your MEPs

UK Finally 'Legalizes' CD & DVD Ripping... But You're Still Not Allowed To Circumvent DRM -

University of Konstanz cancels license negotiations with scientific publisher #Elsevier - who's next? #openaccess

US companies fret over selling #TTIP - "argue that it provides a solution to ongoing economic crisis": not even close

Friday, 28 March 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140325 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#NZ actors to rally against secretive #TPP - nice to see...

Rap Artists Wu-Tang Clan Fight Infinite Goods By Selling One Copy Of Their Next Album... For $1 Million - interesting

#Brazil's 'Marco Civil' Internet Civil Rights Law Passes, With Key Protections Largely Intact - emigration time?

#TPP & #TTIP – Policy Implications of Environmental Research Irrelevant - #ISDS devastates environmental protection

there seems to be something of a consensus that the European Commission's "consultation" on #ISDS will be launched today...can't wait #TTIP

EU "Public consultation on modalities for ISDS in TTIP" [pdf] - notice it's "modalities" - no choice...

Theft of Austerity Britain’s Coal [pdf] - excellent detailed report of underhand actions by UK gov - appalling

Public consultation on #ISDS investor protection launched today - good quick comment and suggestions #TTIP

#TTIP Update XXI - why that best-case "€119 bn" GDP boost to EU economy equates to just €15 per person, per year...

"#TTIP – Too many untrustworthy promises and real risks" - excellent analysis from EU Greens (v @andrea_licata)

Girl Scouts Get A Badge In Intellectual Property Maximalism - just sick...

Campaigners slam Commission’s mock consultation on #ISDS in #TTIP - "selling its pro-industry agenda"

German Court Says Creative Commons 'Non-Commercial' Licenses Must Be Purely For Personal Use - #cc-nc means "avoid"

 Data privacy shapes up as a next-generation trade barrier - you bet (v @PCGTW)#NSA #safeharbour

Attacking academic values - wow, now Nature Publishing Group wants to be hated... #openaccess /cc @petermurrayrust

Senator McCain Says #Snowden Is Working For Putin Based On 'Timing' Of News Reports Snowden Has Nothing To Do With -

Breakthrough as ExxonMobil Agrees To Outline Climate Risks - don't forget to include #disinvestment, chaps...

Police use of #Tasers rises sharply in 2013 - this was inevitable; next routine use, all the time...

Thursday, 27 March 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140325 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Open Letter to EU: Time to support #Open Standards - "EC acknowledges in a state of "effective captivity" to MS"

#TTIP: "Wir brauchen Waffengleichheit von Staat und Konzernen" - useful interview with #ISDS judge (v @dozykraut)

Corporate Sovereignty Provisions Called Into Question Around The World - #ISDS must come out of #TAFTA/#TTIP & #TPP

4 Ways Supreme Court Ruling on Idea of Religious Freedom for Corporations Could Be Disastrous for Americans - bonkers

Death threats made to Ecuadorian lawyer in Chevron pollution case - who would do that...?

Judge Tells Private Prison Corporation It's Government Agency As Far As Public Information Requests Are Concerned -

#ClimateChange Philosopher A Target Of Abusive Hate Campaign - reveals true nature of some denialists (v @Glinner)

Concerns about #TTIP not just in EU: interview with US State Legislator, Sharon Treat - (v  ‏@SharonTreat @DrRimmer)

Conference 10 April The Future of Transatlantic Trade in Paris - great resource; no civil society, as usual? #TTIP

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - includes all 20 of them, including latest on non-existent #transparency #TAFTA

MT @EU_TTIP_team @BarrosoEU : 'We're determined at the highest level to make #TTIP happen'>> what, even if it makes no economic sense? #TTIP

Schwarzenegger 'linked to destructive logging companies' - time to terminate them, no? #trees

MT ‏@euHvR #DataProtection: umbrella agreement by this Summer: equal treatment EU & US citizens. >> oh, we're stuffed, then... #privacy

Is APP's zero deforestation pledge a green villain's dramatic turnaround? - interesting; let's hope...

Setting the record straight on #TTIP? Yes, let’s. - excellent, detailed analysis of attempts 2 weaken chemical safety

Faymann spricht sich als erster Regierungschef gegen "ISDS" aus - Austrian Chancellor against #ISDS (v @Fschweitzer)

New Report: The Way Software is Built is Changing. Are You a Part of the Trend? - from @linuxfoundation #opensource

Tell the commission: enforce the law – protect the pigs - these intelligent animals deserve better #EU

KlearGear No-Shows Hearing, Reinstates $3,500 Non-Disparagement Clause - what an insane story

UK Court Says Information Stored Electronically Is Not 'Property' - so it can't be stolen, right? #copyright

GPPi launches project on freedom & security in the digital age - "right balance between security & freedom": wrong

What's in a name? Geographical indications stir the pot at WIPO trademark committee - hugely contentious in #TTIP #GI

Fight over Rooftop Solar Forecasts a Bright Future for Cleaner Energy - long-overdue energy decentralisation

Inclusiveness at @Mozilla - "express my sorrow at having caused pain"

"thanks to Alan Turing, who basically saved the country by breaking Enigma in 1941." says someone who should know

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140324 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Wellcome Trust’s #OpenAccess spend 2012-13: Are fees charged by major publishers creating a new serials crisis? -

Community and Diversity - be interesting to see how this develops in #mozilla and #opensource worlds

Obama to Call for End to #NSA’s Bulk Data Collection - no protection for us furriners, of course.. (v @SophieintVeld)

Obama in Europe - excellent analysis of how big business is driving #TTIP & hollowing out European values (v @jmcest)

#TTIP: Ex-Weltbankchef Zoellick will Investorenschutz kippen - wow, #ISDS definitely on the way out

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes: news and review of comments on EPO strike - #EPO seems in meltdown mode...

Math Teacher Punishes Students With 'Game of Thrones' Spoilers - maths teachers always were ahead of the game

#Fracking safety: report warns of 'significant unknowns' - all safety data must be #opendata

EU emissions cuts could herald climate turning point - which is why we must do it

Investor treaties in trouble - "In Malaysia, the ISDS is one of the major controversial issues" #TPP #ISDS

Steeped in Overhead: A Look at the Expenses of Tea Party Groups - ha! #TeaParty taken to the cleaners (v @froomkin)

Document Freedom Day delivers messages of interoperability around the world - 41 Events in 18 countries

Imaging Beta Pictoris b - such exciting times in the field of exoplanets... #science

UK moves towards longer jail terms for trolls - no danger of this being abused, of course...

Michael Hayden Thinks #Snowden Revelations, Rather Than NSA Actions, May Splinter The Internet - yeah, right

I dropped the “NC” from my #CC License - good post: "what most scholars really want—is simply proper attribution"

Mass Surveillance: French Spooks and Telcos Hand in Hand - " revelations have been met with the deafening silence"

Pour les européennes, Mélenchon mise tout sur le traité transatlantique - (v @LesMotsRouges @Irien00)#TTIP

#Snowden Statement on Administration’s #NSA Reform Plan - "This is a turning point" (v  ‏@benwizner @GusHosein)

Obama: US must 'win back the trust of ordinary citizens' over data collection - (but foreigners don't count) #snowden

 MIT creates a system to “PRISM-proof” websites - we need plenty of these systems

We need different types of citation: Replicates, Falsifies, DependsOn, Acknowledges … - clever; let's do it

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


 Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140323 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

La mobilisation contre le Traité transatlantique monte en puissance - useful background to #TTIP/#TAFTA

Computers in the post-Snowden era: choose before paying! - "an unfettered choice of the operating system" #fsfe

The Secret Deal that Threatens the Food on Your Plate - The Secret Deal that Threatens the Food on Your Plate v short video from @foeeurope on #TTIP's impact on food

US sends special forces to Uganda to hunt for brutal warlord Joseph Kony - oddly, I find myself applauding this...

one for the #denialists: 13 of 14 warmest years on record occurred in 21st century – UN - this is why it's not just "weather" #statistics

"Wer Geld hat, kauft sich das Ohr der Mächtigen" - & they call #TTIP "transparent"? give me a break...

Investment in #CETA – A response to a lobby document by DG Trade - good analysis of flawed document (v @CETAWatch)

Yahoo UK Moves To Dublin To Escape Surveillance; UK Asks It To Stay... For The Spies - UK is just risible

sheer scale of hybrid journal publishing - outrageous figures: we must kill "hybrid" #oa - it's a rip-off

Freihandel als Bedrohung - "#TTIP schützt die Investoren – auf Kosten unserer Standards." (v @mehr_demokratie)

.@PaulbernalUK - My new book: Internet#Privacy Rights - timely (v @Klangable)

America’s Underappreciated Entrepreneur: The Federal Government - good to see the message getting out

analysis of the 5 most worrying proposals of the pharmaceutical industry’s wish list for #TTIP - serious stuff

Mike Rogers Says #Snowden's To Blame For Russian's Aggressive Actions Against Ukraine - utterly bonkers

MHRA destroys trial data after 15 years on file - irresponsible & insane (v @pharmagossip)

#TTIP Update XX - remember the 3 EU public consultations on #TAFTA? no, me neither #transparency

#BRICS at Hague slam attempts to isolate Putin - pretty amazing shift

 A Return to Founders as #Mozilla Moves Forward - the lizard wrangler explains

Ministers defend ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales - yeah, why not make food conditional, too?

"how Inmarsat honed in on missing Malaysian Airlines' plane" - oh, come on@guardian...

Musician Claims $5.2 BILLION In Damages In #Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple, Amazon And CDBaby - riiight

#TTIP "could help Europe wean itself from reliance on Russian energy supplies" - better to boost renewables...

From Health in the UK to Education in Nigeria – Stop Secret Contracts - - transparency now

What is a trade deal for if it doesn’t even create trade? - curious: pretty much exactly what I said last week #TTIP

Trading Away Democracy - "Now is an opportune time for Americans to voice their concerns." #TTIP

New Study Shows Dangers of Trade Agreements that Help Corporations Sue Governments - #TTIP #ISDS

Debunking Eight Falsehoods by Pacific Rim Mining / OceanaGold in El Salvador - "costs of mining" #ISDS

New Report Reveals Environmental Costs of North American Free Trade Agreement - as we suspected #NAFTA

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (#ISDS) & prospects for reform - EU Parliamentary Research Service Briefing

Europeans prepare for war against U.S. and Canadian FTAs - don't overlook #CETA #TTIP

Monday, 24 March 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140322 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on #climatechange - this will cause wars in those regions...

Britain urged to sign up to shipwreck treaty to protect underwater heritage - why on earth has this not been done?

Another stolen generation: how #Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families - 14,000 children "removed" #AU

Guess who's major stakeholder in Canada's #tarsands? Of course, it's the Kochs - some of the most evil people around

in 2007,@BarackObama promised to label #GMO foods if elected - has this man kept any of his election promises?

Elephants damage vehicles after escaping from Missouri circus handlers - time to ban use of these animals in circuses

Government intervenes at school 'taken over’ by Muslim radicals - very worrying if confirmed (v @aral)#UK

Busted: BSA Steals Photo For “Snitch On a Pirate” Campaign - strange how that happens...

The “Permanent Liaison”: how ERT and BusinessEurope set the agenda for the EU Summit - "competitiveness" vs #commons

"public health establishment is too cowardly to take on the powerful processed food companies and their lobbyists" -

No-Spy-Abkommen: "Wir haben mit niemandem ein entsprechendes Abkommen geschlossen, nicht einmal mit den Briten." -

#Japan: Stop Denying The "Comfort Women" Justice! - “a necessary system to maintain military discipline."

Metropolitan police sued over officer who preyed on domestic violence victim - just how many rotten apples are there?

.@Novartis extends leadership in clinical trial data transparency - v welcome (v @pharmagossip)#opendata

LG announces a smart bulb that connects to iOS & Android devices - "how many smartphone platforms does it take to..."

London Live: Can it change the capital's television viewing habits? - interesting venture #london #tv

Why has Grayling banned prisoners being sent books? - what a truly sad & mean-spirited individual (v @GeorgeMonbiot)

Lenovo Succumbs To Patent Troll In USD100 Million Deal - what a waste