Archive for 2011/06/01
The Pentagon has formally concluded that computer sabotage carried out by another nation can constitute an act of war that warrants a response of traditional military forcePosted: 2011/06/01 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Public Policy
The European Commission has run up red flags over the competition implications of the disk drive industry’s current game of musical takeoversPosted: 2011/06/01 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
Before Apple can let users store movies from all six Hollywood studios, it needs some help from HBO and Time WarnerPosted: 2011/06/01 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
The Netherlands to be the first country in the world to introduce Net Neutrality legislation? Dutch provider Vodafone feels that the politicians who are proposing this legislation are acting irresponsiblyPosted: 2011/06/01 in Bandwidth Management, Blocking, Education / Awareness, Filtering, Legislation, Net Neutrality, Public Policy
Blocking, throttling and pay per service not allowed. Breaching the Net Neutrality law will be sanctioned. Providers are allowed to introduce new subscription based business models, with differences in data transfer speeds and data volumes.
Dutch language article: http://www.nu.nl/internet/2528857/oppositie-wil-netneutraliteit-in-wet-vastleggen.html
The alleged operators of one of France’s most popular file-sharing links forums have been arrested. The site, known as Liberty Land, had been in operation since 2009 and had 800,000 membersPosted: 2011/06/01 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing
Music industry representatives have filed suit against one of the major Internet Service Providers in the country, demanding that it blocks subscriber access to The Pirate BayPosted: 2011/06/01 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing, Litigation
Millions of teenagers are currently communicating on the new social networks. Typically, they pimp up their profile with pictures of movie stars, music, songs or other copyrighted materialPosted: 2011/06/01 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports
Twitter will announce a photo-sharing service at the D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, this weekPosted: 2011/06/01 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
manages to squirm his way out of an uncomfortably direct question about US involvement in the Stuxnet worm in an upcoming documentary on cybersecurity
Turns out that bragging about using deep packet inspection to classify and then charge extra for Skype and instant messaging isn’t a good business strategy for huge mobile phone operatorsPosted: 2011/06/01 in Bandwidth Management, Education / Awareness, Filtering, Legislation, Mobile tech, Net Neutrality, Public Policy
G8 summit: laws apply on Internet just like “everywhere else” – ramping up copyright enforcement even morePosted: 2011/06/01 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy
With regard to the protection of intellectual property, in particular copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and patents, we recognize the need to have national laws and frameworks for improved enforcement. We are thus renewing our commitment to ensuring effective action against violations of intellectual property rights in the digital arena, including action that addresses present and future infringements. We recognize that the effective implementation of intellectual property rules requires suitable international cooperation of relevant stakeholders, including with the private sector. We are committed to identifying ways of facilitating greater access and openness to knowledge, education and culture, including by encouraging continued innovation in legal on line trade in goods and content, that are respectful of intellectual property rights.