Archive for March 31st, 2009 Appeals Anonymity Decision

The Kingston Whig-Standard reports that the owners of have filed an appeal against the recent ruling ordering them to identify anonymous posters.

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March 31, 2009 4 comments News

EA ‘Dumps DRM’ for Next Sims Game

The BBC reports that Electronic Arts has confirmed that its next version of The Sims will be DRM-free.

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March 31, 2009 1 comment News

The ACTA Timeline (or Everything You Need To Know About ACTA But Your Government Won’t Tell You)

Following yesterday's column/post on ACTA, I thought it be useful to develop an ACTA timeline so that the progression of the still-secret treaty can be more easily understood.  This lengthy post builds on a range of articles, blog postings, official documents released under Access to Information, and well-publicized leaks.  While the starting point is October 2007, when there was a coordinated announcement from participating countries, Mark Harris has an insightful post tracing ACTA lobbying to 2004 and the first Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting.  Further, I've uncovered Canadian documents as early as January 2007 that discuss ACTA.

Assuming October 2007, however, the chronology looks something like this:

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March 31, 2009 18 comments News