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.
Archive for January, 2010
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.
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” […]
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.