Tuesday, 24 March 2015

150323


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150322 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/03/150322.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

.@gatesfoundation Stop colluding with big business to push patented seeds on African farmers #freetheseeds; details - http://action.globaljustice.org.uk/ea-campaign/action.retrievestaticpage.do?ea_static_page_id=4022

Does #Patent Licensing by Patent Trolls - Or Anyone - Serve A Useful Purpose? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150320/10445230388/does-patent-licensing-patent-trolls-anyone-serve-useful-purpose.shtml warning: may be rhetorical question

US judge orders seizure of foreign domains owned by Chinese company - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/us-judge-orders-seizure-of-foreign-domains-owned-by-chinese-company/ long arm of the law... #copyright #law

#TPP cost-benefit report to be completed by July, says Mustapa – Bernama - http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/tppa-cost-benefit-report-to-be-completed-by-july-says-mustapa-bernama that will be interesting...

The top 10 myths about TTIP: Separating fact from fiction - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2015/march/tradoc_153266.pdf these are utterly feeble; see next tweets...

“#TTIP will weaken strict EU standards that protect people and the planet” - no, it will create new structures that will do that

“Tariffs between the EU and US are already low. TTIP is just a pretext for dismantling EU regulations.” -  the EU admits tariffs are <4%

“TTIP would allow powerful US firms to sue governments at will.” - vague promises to "reform" #ISDS worthless; 1400 FTA figure is irrelevant

“TTIP will force EU governments to privatise public services we all rely on” - no, it will just make it prohibitively expensive to reverse

come on,@EU_Commission, can you really not come up with anything better than these re-heated half-truths? #TTIP #ISDS #pathetic

Does #Patent Licensing by Patent Trolls - Or Anyone - Serve A Useful Purpose? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150320/10445230388/does-patent-licensing-patent-trolls-anyone-serve-useful-purpose.shtml warning: may be rhetorical question

Germany pledges to stand firm in US-EU #TTIP trade talks - http://www.dw.de/germany-pledges-to-stand-firm-in-us-eu-ttip-trade-talks/a-18332349 Gabriel needs to make up his mind on #ISDS

International investment court plan threatens our democracy - https://blog.ffii.org/international-investment-court-plan-threatens-our-democracy/ not a solution - reject #ISDS in all forms #TTIP #CETA

European lawmakers say #Snowden should be allowed public interest defence - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/european-lawmakers-say-snowden-should-be-allowed-public-interest-defense/ good to see #EU

Blasting Off With The Copia Institute: Creative Solutions To Big Innovation Challenges - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150323/11223530405/blasting-off-with-copia-institute-creative-solutions-to-big-innovation-challenges.shtml interesting ideas...

UK Police Can't Confirm Or Deny Investigation Of Journalists It Publicly Confirmed In 2013 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150320/12175530390/uk-police-cant-confirm-deny-investigation-journalists-it-publicly-confirmed-2013.shtml Mr Plod is ridiculous

"#Israel’s prime minister says it was ‘not his intention’ to cause offence" - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/23/netanyahu-apologises-arabs-israel-warning-voting-election what a comedian... #palestine

World's top zoo organisation accused of links to #Taiji dolphin slaughter in Japan - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/worlds-top-zoo-organisation-accused-of-links-to-taiji-dolphin-slaughter-in-japan shame on #waza


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