Archive for February 22nd, 2010

The IIPA’s Opposition to Open Source Software

Digital Copyright Canada does a nice job of reviewing the IIPA's submissions to the USTR Special 301 process, noting its criticisms of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam for supporting open source software.  The posting notes "the fact the IIPA is encouraging countries to have policies which increase infringement […]

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February 22, 2010 13 comments Must Reads

OK Go’s NY Times Op-Ed on EMI and Youtube Embeds

OK Go's Damian Kulash demonstrates in this NY Times op-ed why his label's decision block video embeds hurts the band.

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February 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

EU Data Protection Supervisor Warns Against ACTA, Calls 3 Strikes Disproportionate

Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor, has issued a 20-page opinion expressing concern about ACTA.  The opinion is a must-read and points to the prospect of other privacy commissioners speaking out.  Moreover, with the French HADOPI three strikes law currently held up by its data protection commissioner, it raises questions about whether that law will pass muster under French privacy rules.

Given the secrecy associated with the process, the opinion addresses possible outcomes based on the information currently available.  The opinion focuses on three key issues: three strikes legislation, cross-border data sharing as part of enforcement initiatives, and transparency.

Three Strikes

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February 22, 2010 11 comments News