Thursday, 31 July 2014

140730


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140729 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/07/140729.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Gaza: another UN school hit in further night of fierce bombardment - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/gaza-another-un-school-hit-in-further-night-of-fierce-bombardment #Israel showing callous contempt for human life

"diplomatic embarrassment cannot justify withholding information relating to serious criminal activity from public” - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/rights-group-and-union-push-for-review-of-australian-wikileaks-gag-order

Duke Professors Looking To Make Legal Texts Affordable; Kicking Off With Intellectual Property Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140728/17583428039/duke-professors-looking-to-make-legal-texts-affordable-kicking-off-with-intellectual-property-law.shtml great project

maybe that was the real reason for taking out #Gaza's only power station: to stop people using mobiles to tell the world about the massacre

this is the greatest speech ever made about #copyright -  http://www.thepublicdomain.org/2014/07/24/macaulay-on-copyright/ if you don't know it, you're in for a treat (v @techdirt)

Company Offering Open-Source Biological Reagents Hopes To Recapitulate Free Software's Success - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140724/08221627989/company-offering-open-source-biological-reagents-hopes-to-recapitulate-free-softwares-success.shtml interesting....

Germany, Denmark benefit most from internal market - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/innovation-enterprise/germany-denmark-benefit-most-eu-internal-market-303781 pity that #TTIP will hollow it out according to economic study

Victory for Free and Neutral Knowledge - http://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/07/29/victory-for-free-and-neutral-knowledge/ "preventing four websites advertising a service of paid editing" #wikipedia

#GIs becoming growing cheese trade barrier - http://www.bilaterals.org/?gis-becoming-growing-cheese-trade which means US will use #TTIP to get rid of them...


#TTIP Update XXXIV - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/07/ttip-update-xxxiv/index.htm #ISDS drama, & how mutual recognition will undermine EU food & animal protection standards #SPS

DC Circuit Court Tells District Officials They Can No Longer Hide From FOIA Requests By Using Personal Email - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140725/09395328004/dc-circuit-court-tells-district-officials-they-can-no-longer-hide-foia-requests-using-personal-email-accounts.shtml

Diver's delight: From oil rig to teeming fish habitat - http://www.cnet.com/news/divers-delight-from-oil-rig-to-teeming-fish-habitat/ heartening success story

Poland on road to EU Court over shale gas defiance - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/poland-road-eu-court-over-shale-gas-defiance-303798 bad poland...

Amazon To Hachette And Authors: Here, Let Us Explain Basic Price Elasticity To You - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140729/16470728046/amazon-to-hachette-authors-here-let-us-explain-basic-price-elasticity-to-you.shtml ha!

Alexander: I'm Worth $1 Million Per Month Because I'm Patenting A Way To Stop Hackers (Which I Didn't Tell NSA) - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140729/07042228042/keith-alexander-im-worth-1-million-per-month-because-im-patenting-way-to-stop-hackers-which-i-didnt-tell-nsa.shtml


Debunked: The Mendacious Propaganda #Israel is Pushing to Justify Its War On #Gaza - http://www.alternet.org/world/debunked-mendacious-propaganda-israel-pushing-justify-its-war-gaza a depressing catalogue

if most Israelis think it's right to boycott businesses of Palestinians of Israel, it's only fair we boycott Israeli ones #BDS

Sea level rise causing huge increases in “nuisance flooding” - http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/07/sea-level-rise-causing-huge-increases-in-nuisance-flooding/ "cause damage to infrastructure" #climatechange

Open public contracts around the world by filing freedom of information requests for access to specific contracts - http://stopsecretcontracts.org/

#China charges #Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti with separatism - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/china-uighur-scholar-ilham-tohti-charged ridiculous bullying #xinjiang

Free Traders Panic Over German Challenge to #ISDS - http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2014/07/30/important-challenges-to-investor-state-dispute-settlement/ brilliant analysis of #CETA's problems (@StuJT)

#Russia wants to check Apple and SAP code for spying - http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/30/us-russia-software-idUSKBN0FZ1O320140730 or it could just move to #opensource, and avoid that problem

old, but important: Big Pharma wants safety data for new drugs to be a protected "trade secret" - http://www.efpia.eu/mediaroom/129/44/EFPIA-welcomes-the-Commission-39-s-Proposal-on-the-protection-of-undisclosed-know-how-and-business-information-quot-Trade-Secrets-quot profits b4 people

UN: 'world stands disgraced' as shelter 4 Gaza children shelled by #Israel - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/world-disgrace-gaza-un-shelter-school-israel "serious violation of international law"

#TTIP & trust: Is Commission backing wrong horse? - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/ttip-trust-is-the-commission-backing-the-wrong-horse/ fab post: EU thinks grovelling to US more important than public

missed this before: Impact of #CETA on the Real Economy - https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/out-equilibrium "loss of between 28,000 and 150,000 Canadian jobs"

Lawsuit threatens to break new ground on the #GPL and software licensing issues - http://opensource.com/law/14/7/lawsuit-threatens-break-new-ground-gpl-and-software-licensing-issues complicated, but important


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