See also: http://vrritti.com/2011/05/25/a-single-market-for-intellectual-property-rights-boosting-creativity-and-innovation-to-provide-economic-growth-high-quality-jobs-and-first-class-products-and-services-in-europe/
Archive for 2011/05/26
EU Commission Proposes New IP Rules, With More Weight On Enforcement & Making ISPs Police The InternetPosted: 2011/05/26 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing, Public Policy
Proving that information posted online is indelible and trivial to mine, an academic researcher has dumped names, email addresses and biographical information made available in 35 million Google Profiles into a massive database that took just one month to assemblePosted: 2011/05/26 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Stats / reports
University of Amsterdam Ph.D. student Matthijs R. Koot said he compiled the database as an experiment to see how easy it would be for private detectives, spear phishers and others to mine the vast amount of personal information stored in Google Profiles. The verdict: It wasn’t hard at all. Unlike Facebook policies that strictly forbid the practice, the permissions file for the Google Profiles URL makes no prohibitions against indexing the list.
Netflix overtakes Bittorrent as traffic champ – Copyright-holders should wake up and smell the coffeePosted: 2011/05/26 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports
BT reserves, and makes use of, the right to remotely detect all devices connected to LANs owned by its broadband customers – for their own good, of course.
The mother and attorney for Gary McKinnon voiced optimism about the prospects of blocking the accused NASA hacker’s extradition to the US after President Barack Obama said he would respect the UK legal processPosted: 2011/05/26 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Public Policy
Sony has issues a report that estimates a $3.1 billion loss for fiscal 2011, due to the recent natural disasters in Japan and the PlayStation Network’s extended downtimePosted: 2011/05/26 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
New “ShaperProbe” tool detects ISP traffic shaping – Of the five largest ISPs in the United States, three shape Internet traffic, and they are all cable companiesPosted: 2011/05/26 in Bandwidth Management, Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
T-Mobile has decided to be the next US wireless carrier to get rid of its unlimited data options in favor of tiersPosted: 2011/05/26 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
An organization called Medical Justice is encouraging doctors and dentists to use copyright law to censor their patients’ online reviewsPosted: 2011/05/26 in Copyright, Education / Awareness
A Russian software company has created a tool purchasable by law enforcement and forensic agencies to created decrypted images of an iOS devicePosted: 2011/05/26 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow appears on a panel of corporate CEOs and government ministers—and launches a blistering attack on “intellectual property”Posted: 2011/05/26 in Education / Awareness
the great Internet Tax War