Archive for the ‘Legislation’ Category
Archive.org Has Copied The Dutch Facebook Equivalent HYVES Right Before Its Demise. Now Try And Remove Your Account From That Data CollectionPosted: 2013/11/30 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Legislation, New Business Models, Privacy / Data Protection, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
A few days before Hyves will disappear, Archive.org’s Archive Team has gone and copied all 25 Terabytes of data containing all user profiles of the Dutch social media platform.
Experts are wondering whether this is a legal act. Will it still be possible for individual users to have their personal data removed? Previously, content related to GeoCities and pirate website IsoHunt had been copied in a similar fashion.
Amazon to Lawmakers: Keep the Internet Open & Limit Copyright Excesses (So We Can Suck Your Economies Dry)Posted: 2013/11/20 in Education / Awareness, Legislation, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
Because there’s nothing happening in your countries that Amazon cannot do. And Amazon can probably do it better as well…
The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is the groundwork for a Pacific century led by American corporate and military musclePosted: 2013/11/16 in Education / Awareness, Legislation, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports
Wikileaks has released a 95 page, 30,000 word document spelling out details on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)Posted: 2013/11/13 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Legislation, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
The secret globalist agreement will have a significant effect on a wide range of issues including internet freedom, medicine, patents, and civil liberties.
European Parliament Members Explore Decriminalizing File-Sharing (Because Telcos, Hosting Providers And File Hosting Sites Are Da Shizzle In Europe)Posted: 2013/11/09 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Legislation, New Business Models, Organized Crime, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution, The Cloud
Legal experts explain why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police, even when you’re innocentPosted: 2013/11/07 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Legislation, New Business Models, Stats / reports
Hackers Rop Gonggrijp And Brenno De Winter Sue The Dutch State. Supported By KaZaA Lawyer Christiaan Alberdingk ThijmPosted: 2013/11/06 in Education / Awareness, Legislation, Litigation, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy, Stats / reports
- Collaboration between Dutch intelligence agencies and U.S. based intelligence agencies, for example when obtaining data regarding Dutch citizens;
- Information exchange between aforementioned agencies;
- Laundering the (collection of) personal details of Dutch citizens in an attempt to bypass relevant legislation;
- The fact that the Dutch government is not informing its citizenry and or those subjected to data collection practices (proactively) about all this;
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Dutch Downloaders, Hosting And Access Providers Rejoice! Home Copying Levy extended to 2016 by Dutch governmentPosted: 2013/10/24 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Legislation, Public Policy, Stats / reports
This discussion is often connected with the policy discussion in the Netherlands on the introduction of a ban on downloading from illegal sources. To date, the distribution of pirated works is illegal, but consumers that access illegal platforms to download pirated content are not breaking the Dutch law.
Royal Family granted new right of secrecy – Special exemptions to be written into Freedom of Information ActPosted: 2013/10/23 in Education / Awareness, Legislation, New Business Models, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
Canada is moving forward with the implementation of its new copyright bill, which spells trouble for VPN providers based in the North American country. Under the new legislation Internet providers and VPN services will be required to log customers for at least six months, and forward takedown notices they receive from copyright holders. Aside from the obvious privacy implications, the new rules will drive up costs and increase liability for companies large and small.
NASA has banned Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, from a conference on grounds of national securityPosted: 2013/10/08 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Filtering, Legislation, New Business Models, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
Nasa officials rejected applications from Chinese nationals who hoped to attend the meeting at the agency’s Ames research centre in California next month citing a law, passed in March, which prohibits anyone from China setting foot in a Nasa building.
The law is part of a broad and aggressive move initiated by congressman Frank Wolf, chair of the House appropriations subcommittee that has jurisdiction over Nasa. It aims to restrict the foreign nationals’ access to Nasa facilities, ostensibly to counter espionage.
But the ban has angered many US scientists who say Chinese students and researchers in their labs are being discriminated against. A growing number of US scientists have now decided to boycott the meeting in protest, with senior academics withdrawing individually, or pulling out their entire research groups.
The conference is being held for US and international teams who work on Nasa’s Kepler space telescope programme, which has been searching the cosmos for signs of planets beyond our solar system. The meeting is the most important event in the academic calendar for scientists who specialise in the field.
Alan Boss, co-organiser of the Kepler conference, refused to discuss the issue, but said: “This is not science, it’s politics unfortunately.”
Geoff Marcy, an astronomy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has been tipped to win a Nobel prize for his pioneering work on exoplanets, or planets outside the solar system, called the ban “completely shameful and unethical”.
Authorities In Sweden Want To Create New Law To Force Sysadmins At ISPs To Hand Over Any Data Relevant To InvestigationsPosted: 2013/09/28 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Legislation, New Business Models, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
Court proceedings no longer compatible with speed of (crime on) the internet
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Brazil to force Google, Facebook and other internet companies to store locally gathered data inside BrazilPosted: 2013/09/13 in Education / Awareness, Google, Legislation, New Business Models, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
Brazilian government will undoubtedly experience that in situations like these, where legal requirements are commercially not really attractive, internet companies will start to argue that the measures proposed are technologically challenging if not impossible…
Former Wikileaks Spokesman & Hacker Jacob Appelbaum to Testify on behalf of Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm WargPosted: 2013/08/27 in Copyright, Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Legislation, Network Security, Organized Crime, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
Tor developer and former Wikileaks spokesman Jacob Appelbaum, previously described as “the most dangerous man in cyberspace” and recently linked to an Edward Snowden interview, will be attempting to add weight to claims that third parties carried out the hack attacks that Svartholm was jailed for earlier this year.
Music industry is being killed by pirate greed. Internet pirates have made me, and thousands of other musicians, walk the plankPosted: 2013/08/25 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, New Business Models, Organized Crime, Public Policy, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
If the battle of greed were just being fought between giant corporations, multi-billion dollar search engines, and anonymously financed websites, then perhaps we should not be shedding too many tears. But it is the small people who are getting hurt. They include shop assistants, album designers whose services are no longer required, and a long list of people in the music industry who can no longer earn their living – musicians, composers, lyricists, as well as the artists themselves.
Google and the world’s leading tech companies are more hesitant to implement changes in Hollywood’s favor. In order for them to be more cooperative, the studios suggested to the government yesterday, legislation needs to be tightened.