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UK politicians say special relationship with US is over & we should stop being the "subservient poodle" - http://bit.ly/bs4MIh

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UK politicians say special relationship with US is over & we should stop being the "subservient poodle" - http://bit.ly/bs4MIh

UK Politicians Offer An Awful Bargain: Give Up Free Press If You Want Defamation Reform

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For many, many years, we've discussed the problems of UK defamation/libel laws, which basically put the burden on the accused, and are very broadly applied. They've also given rise to cases of "libel tourism," whereby people sue in the UK for statements made online, even if neither party is in...
UK Politicians Offer An Awful Bargain: Give Up Free Press If You Want Defamation Reform

UK Politicians Don't Seem To Mind That Every Web Page You Load Is Copyright Infringement Under Current Law

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Last year Techdirt wrote about the almost unbelievable Meltwater decision in the UK, where the courts said that viewing a Web page without the owner's permission was copyright infringement. In November last year, leave was granted to Meltwater to make an appeal against the ruling to the UK's Supreme Court....
UK Politicians Don't Seem To Mind That Every Web Page You Load Is Copyright Infringement Under Current Law
Facebook Blocking Stories About Richard O'Dwyer's Fight Against Extradition To The US

French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK's small bookshops | Philip Jones

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Subsidies cannot, and should not, save independent shops. Owners and publishers have to make them unique places to visitBookshop owners in Britain could be forgiven for casting envious glances across the Channel as they watch their French counterparts successfully fight government attempts to increase VAT on printed books. "Culture should...
French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK's small bookshops | Philip Jones

UK politicians are latest victims of Twitter phishing attack

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A wave of Twitter phishing attacks have hit many users over the past couple of days. While there has been a consistent stream of these attacks throughout the course of  Twitter’s history, two have managed to spread aggressively and seem to be infiltrating some well established political and media circles in the United Kingdom....
UK politicians are latest victims of Twitter phishing attack

Huawei tech in UK networks: Tougher safeguards demanded by MPs

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UK politicians want a review of the process that checks equipment provided by the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to Britain's Critical National Infrastructure....
Huawei tech in UK networks: Tougher safeguards demanded by MPs

Jimmy Wales Confident That UK Gov't Won't Ignore 200,000+ Signatures Against O'Dwyer Extradition

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We mentioned, recently, that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales had started a petition to try to stop the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer, the UK student who set up a site for users to point others to online sources for TV shows (some of which were legit, some of which were infringing)...
Jimmy Wales Confident That UK Gov't Won't Ignore 200,000+ Signatures Against O'Dwyer Extradition

UK Politicians Offer An Awful Bargain: Give Up Free Press If You Want Defamation Reform

www.techdirt.com
For many, many years, we've discussed the problems of UK defamation/libel laws, which basically put the burden on the accused, and are very broadly applied. They've also given rise to cases of "libel tourism," whereby people sue in the UK for statements made online, even if neither party is in...
UK Politicians Offer An Awful Bargain: Give Up Free Press If You Want Defamation Reform

UK Politician Speaks Out Against The Travesty Of Trying To Deport Richard O'Dwyer To Feed Hollywood's Anger

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Given the renewed attention in the Richard O'Dwyer case, it's good to see UK MP Tom Watson speak out eloquently against the extradition. Watson hits on a bunch of good points, starting with the fact that O'Dwyer was "hung out to dry" by UK politicians who don't seem to even...
UK Politician Speaks Out Against The Travesty Of Trying To Deport Richard O'Dwyer To Feed Hollywood's Anger

Tech Weekly: Memoto, Rachel Botsman

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This week, Jemima Kiss reports on the tech scene in Sweden and meets the inventor and founder of the Memoto a clip on unobtrusive life-blogging cam that's set to add to the hype of the Google Glass.Aleks Krotoski reports from the Sydney Book Fair where she met up with the...
Tech Weekly: Memoto, Rachel Botsman

note to UK politicians, of all stripes "you ruined my life" about sums it up http://bit.ly/dlkcZI

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note to UK politicians, of all stripes "you ruined my life" about sums it up http://bit.ly/dlkcZI

EU Censorship Plan With A Cheesy Name: The Clean IT Project

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A couple of weeks ago, Techdirt reported on UK politicians calling for ISPs to "take down" terrorist content. Now it seems that the idea has not only spread to other European countries, but even acquired a cheesy name: "the Clean IT Project". The internet plays a central role and is...
EU Censorship Plan With A Cheesy Name: The Clean IT Project
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