Archive for January 13th, 2010

Wind Mobile Responds To Criticism Over Blocked Ports

Wind Mobile has faced growing criticism over the past couple of days from its user community about blocked ports for those on unlimited data plans.  The reports indicated that the port blocking was effectively blocking access to a wide range of applications include streaming media, MSN, and Google Talk.  The […]

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January 13, 2010 6 comments News

Google’s New Approach to China

Lots of coverage of Google's surprising and welcome announcement that it is changing its approach to China and dropping censorship of search results in Google.cn: Google posting, Nart Villeneuve, Rebecca MacKinnon, Jonathan Zittrain and James Fallows are good places to start.

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January 13, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

UK Digital Economy Bill To Be Watered Down

Facing increasing criticism, the UK government has agreed to water down the Digital Economy Bill.  Press reports indicate that it plans to offer a compromise on a provision that would limit the power to amend copyright laws with limited review.

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January 13, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Rep. Mike Doyle on ACTA

Congressman Mike Doyle on ACTA: "The USTR has communicated to me that ACTA won’t cement current provisions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act – provisions that I’d like to see changed, like the anti-circumvention provision.  And they’ve said that ACTA won’t require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to become “copyright cops” […]

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January 13, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

National Library of the Netherlands Plans to Digitize Everything

The National Library of the Netherlands has unveiled a strategic plan that includes creating a new national digital infrastructure with access to everything published in and about the Netherlands.

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