Tag Archives: European Commission

My Blog: Right to Privacy vs ‘Right to Snoop’. A workshop before the net-war intensifies in our Surveilance society..

Over recent months due to a myriad of reasons, citizens’ internet (netizens) rights have been high on the political and news agenda. We have had Internet Blackout Day to protest US legislation SOPA and PIPA. We have had massive demonstration concerning ACTA, … Continue reading

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My Blog: Reply to Philippe de Buck regarding #EC not being happy #EP is referring #ACTA to #ECJ cc @StopACTAnow

Philippe de Buck from the European Commission has written a letter to ACTA Rappateur David Martin MEP.  Here is a link to that letter: http://www.iccwbo.org/uploadedFiles/BASCAP/Pages/Business%20Europe.pdf I will comment on the bulk of his letter: “The European Commission has announced that it … Continue reading

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My Blog: My observations of the #ACTA related #INTA meetings today, 28 Feb 2012

OK, the day started late for me as I was catching up late into the night finishing off a request for an urbandictionary.com definition for “BRPF“: http://awbmaven.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/my-blog-brpfs-belligerent-radicalized-proselytizing-fundamentalist-the-enemy-of-humanity-brpf/ First up was the Committee on International Trade INTA news conference hosted by European Parliament rapporteur for INTA, David … Continue reading

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My Blog: Tips for Activists – Inform, Enable, and Incite to Action. Observations of anti-#ACTA demo in #Vienna #Feb25 #IPRED

I attended the anti-ACTA demonstration in Vienna on Saturday 25th February 2012: https://www.facebook.com/events/185713728201250/ I had already attended the anti-ACTA demonstration in Vienna on Saturday 11th February 2012. On the 11th, it was very cold and I estimate the attendence at 5000. On … Continue reading

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#Copyright vs #Patents – society has it the wrong way around. 300+ years stuck in reverse. #IPR #DRM

A couple of articles to set the scene: “we’ve continually lengthened copyright terms from 14-28 years as set out by the Statue of Anne in 1710 to “lifetime plus 70 years” today.“: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/adrianhon/100007156/infinite-copyright-a-modest-proposal/ “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which President Obama … Continue reading

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