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France & Italy Fear U.S. Retaliation over ACTA Transparency

IDG covers the latest Dutch leak that reveals the transparency position of many ACTA participants.  Particularly telling is the view that both France and Italy favour greater transparency, but fear U.S. retaliation.

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February 25, 2010 4 comments Must Reads

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 37: TPMs – No Requirement to Unlock for Exceptions

Many countries have recognized the danger that combination of DRM and anti-circumvention legislation may effectively eliminate user rights or copyright exceptions in the digital environment.  Creating exceptions is one way to address the issue, but another is to adopt an approach of "with rights comes responsibilities."  In this case, if companies are going to obtain new legal rights for DRM, they must also shoulder the responsibility of unlocking their content when requested to do so by users for legal purposes.  This is a common theme in copyright laws around the world which often identify courts, tribunals or mediators as the source to ensure that rightsholders do not use DRM to eliminate user rights.  Three examples of many:

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August 12, 2008 6 comments News

Italy Requires ISPs to Block Child Porn

Italy has reportedly passed a new law that requires ISPs to block access to child pornography sites within six hours of notification.

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January 3, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads