Kim Weatherall provides a quick summary of what is an exceptionally important Australian parliamentary report on TPM provision implementation. The report includes 37 recommendations with a long list of protections. Kim points to coverage of region coding (specifically excluded as TPM), linking access controls to copyright, and exceptions when the […]
Archive for March 1st, 2006
The European Union Data Protection Working Party has released new recommendations on email screening practices including screening for viruses, spam, and certain content. The report expresses concern with the false positive problem on spam filtering, suggesting that email providers ensure that users have control over the degree of filtering. The […]
While the stock markets were focused yesterday on comments to a conference from Google’s CFO, Rogers VP Finance was telling another investor conference about Rogers’ take on the broadband marketplace. John Gossling said: "The good news, I think, on both is that there is actually some pricing power. Unlike the […]
Bruce Schneier points to a recent incident in Greece where about 100 politicians and political leaders were subject to mobile phone wiretapping. Schneier points out that the wiretapping was facilitated by new network surveillance requirements, which were then used by the "bad guys" for their own purposes. A good lesson […]
Jamie Love has an interesting posting on USTR head Bob Portman violating U.S. law by pressuring African countries to increase protections for AIDS medicines that exceed WTO minimums. Expect those pressures to shift north once a Canadian copyright reform bill makes an appearance.