Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130318 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Forget the Cellphone Fight — We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own - good see people waking up to this

#Antibiotics crisis prompts rethink on risks, rewards - we must give prizes, not patents, for pharma (v @bengoldacre)

Who Owns a #MOOC? - strange, I thought education was about sharing, not owning.... (v @4b5)#intellectualmonopolies

#Python Software Foundation Reaches Settlement, Ends Trademark Dispute - good, but not totally surprising

#Iraq, 2013: The Horrors Remain the Same -- Rape, Executions and Torture Abound - people died for this?

German research institute pulls out of Canadian #tarsands project - good move; time to #boycott anyone involved here

3D scan of #Stonehenge reveals hidden ax-head carvings - fascinating #archaeology

US Senator Raises Concerns About Japan's Possible Entry to #TPP - unhappy bunny (v @DrRimmer)

Mozilla Plans To Improve Firefox Developer Tools With In-Browser Editing, Better Firebug Integration, Network Panel -

Google updates Flight Search to support trips from the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands - looks useful

Christian Right Group: You Don't Have the Right to Have Sex Outside of Marriage, Society Should "Punish" It - lovely

Now US Wants Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement With European Union To Include #Turkey: Who's Next? - #TAFTA 

Researchers & civil society demand transparency in clinical trials in ITRE vote - v important: lives depend on this

Keeping IP out of #TAFTA - good analysis from @accessnow#IPout #opendrafts

Ombudsman Investigates Big Tobacco #Lobbyist on EU Ethics Panel - does #EU want to lose all credibility?

DFAT Will Not Support #Copyright Term Extension in #TPP - useful to know #Australia's position here (v @Asher_Wolf)

Fukushima emission to reach Tokyo area - good job nuclear power is safe (v @clarinette02 @AslihanTumer @FactsCount)

Parliament Legal Affairs Committee Adopts Improved Position On #PrivacyLegislation - slightly more hopeful #EU

Is the tide turning in the fight for our privacy rights? -'s how to make sure it does #dataprotection #EU

Arm Race: Samsung To Build A Smartwatch Too - </yawn>

Watch Weev's Angry Pre-Sentencing Speech About The Failure Of Our Nation - not seen it, but I imagine interesting

EU Opens Up Access to Scientific Research - #WSJreports (v @RyanHeathEU)#opendata #openaccess

Rep. Gohmert Wants A Law That Allows Victims To Destroy The Computers Of People Who Hacked Them - </facepalm>

#BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M - doomed from start

Kim “Billy Big Steps” Dotcom Still Causing Headaches For Spy Agency - what a farce #NZ

Industry Committee Report on Intellectual Property: A Case of Policy Laundering for CETA and TPP - pathetic #CA

Vavuud Wind Meter For Smartphones Contains No Electronics, Delivers Accurate Ground Wind Speed Readings - clever

The Kirtsaeng Decision is a Victory for Ownership Rights - @DerekKhanna)

Analysis of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons (Parallel Imports Case); Supreme Court Applies International Exhaustion -

Senate Finance Committee: "#TAFTA must include the “highest levels” of IPR protection" uh-oh #IPout #opendrafts

Zoom, Zoom! Early Samsung Galaxy S 4 benchmark shows fastest phone yet - that should boost its popularity even more

‘avalanche of change’ in HE part of UK gov’s broader neoliberal policies worth reading (v @tcgriffin)#openaccess

UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis? - disgraceful

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