Archive for November, 2009

EU Files Responses To ACTA Internet Chapter

The European Union has filed its comments to the ACTA Internet chapter. While the existence of the document has been made public, the document itself has not.

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November 27, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

UK Law Firm Planning to File Thousands Of P2P Demand Letters

The BBC reports that a UK law firm plans to file at least 15,000 legal demand letters earlier next year against people suspect of file sharing.  The letters will threaten lawsuits but offer settlement terms of hundreds of pounds per person.

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November 27, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

Countering the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Jonathan Penney provides a New Zealand perspective on why and how people in that country should oppose ACTA.

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November 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

No Response to Search Engine Request for Clement ACTA Interview

TVO's Search Engine reports that the response to its request for an interview with Industry Minister Tony Clement on ACTA has been "ambivalent and evasive."

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November 26, 2009 5 comments Must Reads

Guardian on UK Digital Economy Bill

The Guardian's editorial on the UK bill pulls no punches: The digital economy bill is misnamed. A more honest title for the legislation, recently introduced in the Lords, would be the copyright protection and punishment bill. It is less about creating the digital businesses of the 21st century than protecting […]

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November 25, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads