Capacity to be beefed up after music streams flood tubes
Archive for 2012/05/29
Every day copyright holders send out countless notices which order BitTorrent indexes, cyberlockers, forums, blogs and search engines to remove links to allegedly infringing content. The process is time consuming for everyone involved. So, since time is money, shouldn’t those being burdened by the actions of third parties be compensated for their work? One anti-piracy company says charging for takedowns amounts to extortion.
Dutch Parliament Rejects ACTA. Majority Votes Against Ratification. MP Afke Schaart Feels Treaty Belongs In Trash CanPosted: 2012/05/29 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Legislation, Public Policy, Stats / reports
VVD Member of Parliament Afke Schaart: “The treaty is bad for privacy and disastrous to innovation. As far as we’re concerned it can be thrown into a trash can because that’s were it belongs”
Dutch language news article:
Dutch providers are desperately trying to continue to provide access to The Pirate Bay. They previously tried to argue that changes in IP address and domain name would save them from having to block the torrent website.
Now they’re trying to argue that the judge should have indicated that the verdict applies to mobile networks too…
Dutch language news article:
Judges Are Not Idiots: Change Of Domain Name Or IP Address Will Not Change Illegality Of Websites
China’s biggest microblogging service has introduced a code of conduct explicitly restricting the type of messages that can be postedPosted: 2012/05/29 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports
Weibo – which resembles Twitter – took the action after local authorities criticised “unfounded” rumours posted by some users.
Reports suggest a credit score system will also be introduced with points deducted for rule breaches.
Repeat offenders face having their accounts deleted.
The service’s parent, Sina Corp, says it has more than 300 million registered users.
Newly unredacted European Commission notes for four of the negotiation rounds for ACTA show that the Commission failed to negotiate effectively on behalf of European citizens and businessesPosted: 2012/05/29 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Legislation, Public Policy, Stats / reports
The notes, which were previously redacted, cover the meetings in Paris during 2008, Rabat and Seoul in 2009 and Guadalajara in 2010. EDRi have conducted their analysis and are disappointed with their findings.
Shanghai police will start a hi-tech crime team tasked with monitoring all of the web sites registered in the cityPosted: 2012/05/29 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy, Stats / reports
China’s law enforcers look to combat an apparent spike in domestic online crime
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s visit to Washington, D.C. earlier this month was a chance to have a meet-and-greets with various political leaders on the hillPosted: 2012/05/29 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports
The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde has asked the Swedish government for clemency citing health and business concerns