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Photographers' anger at law change

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New legislation that allows the use of copyrighted material even if the owner cannot be contacted is defended by the government....
Photographers' anger at law change

Win an $18,000 Stanford Scholarship For High-Tech Management Training

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Courtesy: www.wpclipart.com An $18,000 scholarship is up for grabs for TechAmerica’s Stanford Executive Institute. It’s like a mini-MBA for high-tech executives. The course is an 11-day intensive program designed to train tech execs on how to tackle the biggest challenges facing the sector today, including how to engage with global competitors,...
Win an $18,000 Stanford Scholarship For High-Tech Management Training

Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

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The Portuguese government is considering a tax on digital storage devices. This is an apparent action to try to fight copyright breaches, but it also rather looks like an attempt to gather funds in a time of economic crisis. According to a report in TechEye the legislative update is being proposed...
Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte
Why regulators are dead wrong about crowdfunding and risk

Economists Urge Government to Stop War on Piracy

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The Spanish Government has recently proposed new legislation under which BitTorrent sites could be taken offline without a judicial order. The new Sustainable Economy Law, sponsored by President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, further includes a wide range of measures that are aimed at protecting copyright holders from online piracy. It...
Economists Urge Government to Stop War on Piracy

New privacy bill aimed at reforming FISA and the Patriot Act introduced in the Senate

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New legislation aims to reform the Patriot and FISA Amendments Acts to apply greater oversight and control to the government's surveillance programs.The bill, the FISA Accountability and Privacy Protection Act of 2013, comes following dramatic revelations about how the National Security Agency collects certain types of data about U.S....
New privacy bill aimed at reforming FISA and the Patriot Act introduced in the Senate

This abuse of the Patriot Act must end | Jim Sensenbrenner

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President Obama falsely claims Congress authorised all NSA surveillance. In fact, our law was designed to protect libertiesWe've gotten used to what "Big Government" looks like - Washington's unchecked deficit spending, the Obama administration's policing of the press and the IRS's targeting of conservative groups. But the problem is bigger...
This abuse of the Patriot Act must end | Jim Sensenbrenner

Canadian Songwriters Want To Embrace File Sharing, But Do They Have The Right Approach?

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in 2007, the Songwriters Association of Canada gained some international headlines with a proposal to legalize non-commercial peer-to-peer file sharing through an ISP levy. This sort of proposal wasn't new, but had not been so prominently put forth by an artist organization before. There were serious problems with the proposal,...
Canadian Songwriters Want To Embrace File Sharing, But Do They Have The Right Approach?

Piracy Rampant Among Spanish Government Officials

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Spain is considered to be a safe haven for operators of file-sharing oriented websites. Courts have repeatedly ruled that if they don’t profit directly from infringements, such sites fall within the boundaries of the law. In an attempt to change this situation, the Spanish Government has been working on new...
Piracy Rampant Among Spanish Government Officials

Barack Obama Is The First Cyber War President, But A President Can't Win A Cyber War

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The Commander-in-Chief has made a massive troop reassignment to U.S. Cyber Command and pushed new legislation and executive orders expanding pre-emptive cyber attacks, but it'll take more innovation than government can muster to win the war against hackers with cheap, destructive weapons. President Barack Obama ran on "change we...
Barack Obama Is The First Cyber War President, But A President Can't Win A Cyber War

EU data protection reform: A pandora's box or a new dawn for personal data?

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When Jeremy Bentham came up with the idea of Panopticon, a new prison model, in 1787, he surely didn’t have in mind that three centuries after constant surveillance would be possible in the non-material world: via the Internet. In the case of the Panopticon, the concept of the design is...
EU data protection reform: A pandora's box or a new dawn for personal data?

Facebook and Twitter could need new legislation

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Existing laws may not be able to control behaviour on Facebook and other social networking sites, the Director of Public Prosecutions has said....
Facebook and Twitter could need new legislation

Driverless cars bill is signed

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New legislation to bring driverless cars to California roads has been signed...
Driverless cars bill is signed

Tech groups question new do-not-track bill

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New legislation in the U.S. Senate that would allow Internet users to tell companies to stop tracking them is unnecessary and could slow e-commerce growth, some tech groups said....
Tech groups question new do-not-track bill
Google wins! Publishers win! No-one wins, in German news copyright decision

New offices, legislation seen slowing patent lawsuit rush

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A planned network of regional patent offices and the effects of new legislation are expected to slow the recent proliferation of patent lawsuits between big-name tech companies, Rebecca Blank, U.S. acting secretary of commerce, said on Wednesday....
New offices, legislation seen slowing patent lawsuit rush

Online privacy: Home Office to write blank cheque for 'snoopers' charter'

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Internet and phone companies will be forced to track email, Twitter, Facebook and other online data under new legislationThe government is to offer a blank cheque to internet and phone firms that will be required to track everyone's email, Twitter, Facebook and other internet use under legislation to be published...
Online privacy: Home Office to write blank cheque for 'snoopers' charter'
FTC Worried About Big Online Platforms, Only Sort Of Means Facebook and Google

Uber on the road to reconciliation in D.C. with new legislation

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The embattled car service scores victory with city council's approval of a legislative framework for "digital dispatch" transportation services. [Read more]...
Uber on the road to reconciliation in D.C. with new legislation

U.S. lawmakers push apps privacy bill

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New legislation introduced by a group of U.S. lawmakers would require mobile application developers to obtain consent from consumers before collecting their personal data and to secure the data they collect....
U.S. lawmakers push apps privacy bill

U.K. Telecoms Regulator Ofcom Pushing For Licence-Exempt White Spaces Spectrum To Be Launched "Towards The End Of 2013″

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U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has taken another step towards enabling consumer devices to make use of white spaces spectrum. This refers to spectrum which is left empty to create gaps or buffers between TV broadcasts to avoid interference between channels. White spaces spectrum is particularly coveted owing to its ability...
U.K. Telecoms Regulator Ofcom Pushing For Licence-Exempt White Spaces Spectrum To Be Launched "Towards The End Of 2013″
Europe's plan for music licensing, and the artists that feel betrayed

How A Congresswoman Is Asking Reddit Users To Re-shape Copyright Laws

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Zoe Lofgren wants Netizens to help craft laws that protect the future of the Net itself. Zoe Lofgren, Chair of the House Ethics Committee, has published a thought-provoking article about the legal tactic of seizing of domain names when the owners are accused of copyright infringement. She wants to...
How A Congresswoman Is Asking Reddit Users To Re-shape Copyright Laws

How File-Sharers Will Bypass UK’s Anti-Piracy Act

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Last Wednesday the Digital Economy Bill was forced through by the UK Government. Under the new law copyright holders have the power to spy on those who infringe their rights, which may ultimately lead to file-sharers being disconnected from the Internet. In addition, copyright holders can urge the Government to...
How File-Sharers Will Bypass UK’s Anti-Piracy Act

US Government Still Leaning On Europe To Dilute Data Protection Reform Proposals

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The U.S. government is continuing to lobby Brussels to water down plans to reform privacy legislation. The European Union’s executive and legislative bodies are in the process of reforming the region’s data protection rules — a long overdue wrangle since current legislation dates back to 1995, when Facebook was not even...
US Government Still Leaning On Europe To Dilute Data Protection Reform Proposals

Europarliament Scolds Visa, MasterCard, PayPal For Killing WikiLeaks Donations; Initiates Regulation

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Swarm Economy: Today, the European Parliament ordered new legislation to regulate credit card companies’ ability to refuse service. This regulation follows the unilateral and rightless cutoff of donations to WikiLeaks, as well as similar trampling on small entrepreneurs. The Pirate Party took the initiative to the new regulation. It has become...
Europarliament Scolds Visa, MasterCard, PayPal For Killing WikiLeaks Donations; Initiates Regulation

Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing

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The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will make it easier for Netflix users to share what movies they have watched with their Facebook friends. The new legislation has already been passed by the House of Representatives, so it just needs the president’s signature before you start seeing updates about your friends’...
Senate Passes Netflix-Backed Revision Of Privacy Law, Paving Way For Facebook Sharing

Switzerland Bans Violent Games

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The “God of War” will most likely be exiled from Switzerland along with the characters of probably any other game with either a PEGI 16+ or PEGI 18+ certificate, according to the new legislation that will illegalize violent games.The Swiss government is preparing the exact requirements of the new legislation...
Switzerland Bans Violent Games

How the FBI viewed Aaron Swartz: Read his file

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Daniel Wright at FireDogLake secured the majority of activist and entrepreneur Aaron Swartz’s FBI file, which he was kind enough to drop onto Scribd for easy sharing. The FBI provided him with 21 out of the 23 pages, leaving the public record with – admittedly partially redacted – insight into...
How the FBI viewed Aaron Swartz: Read his file

China is turning its ISPs into internet police

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China has long been a home to internet censorship, but it has been relatively lax until recently. Internet users have been able to easily and cheaply thwart the restrictions for years, but a number of concerning events show a trend toward more substantial censorship in the People’s Republic of China...
China is turning its ISPs into internet police
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