Tag Archives: Neelie Kroes

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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#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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Companioning ACTA, there are proposed changes to the E-commerce Directive, IPRED, Customs Enforcement, etc

The EU Commission is rushing hastily towards it’s Digital Single Market (DSM) and as well as unintended (or perhaps secretly intended) consequences for EU citizens and businesses, there will be speed-bumps along the w. Near the end of EFF’s article … Continue reading

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#ECJ ruling and why EU data must be ‘black-boxed’ from extra-EU judicial authorities.

Two recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulings have made clear that the policing of data in Europe should not be carried out by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Both of these cases involve SABAM, a Belgian company responsible for authorising … Continue reading

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