The press review catalogues press articles related to la Quadrature's issues, compiled by its volunteers.
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The staid little Swiss town of Lucerne this week sees round number nine of the negotiations for an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). [...]
Besides the Berne Declaration, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), ACT UP Paris,[...] La Quadrature du Net [...] and also representatives of the Washington College of Law who recently published an Urgent ACTA Communique, will participate in the 1.5 hour exchange with some of the ACTA delegations on Monday.[...]
[...] In a joint statement of the European associations of fixed and mobile telecoms operators, European internet service providers, cable companies and digital media organisations two weeks ago they warned that ACTA was in conflict with the mere-conduit principle of the EU E-Commerce directive “by subordinating the safe-harbour exception to other policy goals.” [...]
[...] Konkret mit Gefängnis- oder Geldstrafen belegt werden sollen laut einer Mitteilung (PDF-Datei) der spanischen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft vom April, die die Bürgerrechtsorganisation La Quadrature du Net jetzt veröffentlicht hat, etwa die bewusste Einfuhr und Verwendung von Produktfälschungen "im gewerblichen Ausmaß", unautorisiertes Abfilmen von Kinofilmen oder die Beihilfe zu Verletzungen von Rechten an immateriellen Gütern beziehungsweise die Anstiftung dazu. [...]
[...] Jeremie Zimmermann, Sprecher von La Quadrature du Net, rief die EU-Bürger daher auf, ihre Regierungen darauf zu befragen, ob sie Regeln unterstützt, die "die Redefreiheit, den Schutz der Privatsphäre und die Innovation" angriffen.[...]
NET NEUTRALITY is the focus of a UK government consultation taking place in the next few months involving roundtables with industry, citizen and consumer groups.
Ofcom has powers and duties in this area and these will be added to by amended European Union rules to be transposed into UK law in 2011.
In the US the Federal Communications Commission is undertaking a series of confidential meetings with cable and phone companies about net neutrality [...]
La Quadrature du Net ha avisado este jueves de que los países miembros de la Unión Europea están barajando la posibilidad de incluir en ACTA --conocido como Tratado Antipiratería-- sanciones "criminales" para los usuarios que descarguen música aún sin ánimo de lucro.
"La UE claramente lucha por incluir nuevos castigos que, en caso de salir adelante, serían fatales para liberta de expresión en Internet", señala en un comunicado.
A leaked document published by French advocacy group La Quadrature du Net shows that European Union member states are pushing for criminal sanctions to be added to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on copyright infringement.
"The leaked document shows that EU member states are willing to impose prison sanctions for non-commercial uses of copyrighted works on the internet as well as for 'inciting and aiding', a notion so broad it could cover any internet service or speech questioning copyright policies," said Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder of La Quadrature du Net.
As one of the pioneers of a ’3 strikes’ mechanism for dealing with P2P piracy, France is moving closer to its full implementation. In order to warn and punish alleged file-sharers, it will first be necessary to monitor them whilst engaged in infringement. The scope of that monitoring has just been confirmed.
TMG's tracking systems are able to monitor several different file-sharing networks, but the priority will undoubtedly fall on BitTorrent, eD2K (eDonkey/eMule) and Gnutella (eg LimeWire).
The monitoring process will see TMG working up to capacity, tracking an eye-watering 18,250,000 infringements per year – that’s 50,000 per day, every day.
Britain's telecommunications regulator says its "preliminary view" is that "there is currently insufficient evidence to justify regulation to prohibit certain forms of traffic management." In other words, Ofcom sees no need for open Internet rules, given the agency's view that nothing has happened in United Kingdom cyberspace to merit them.
The question is how to regulate that economy so that the Internet's main virtue continues to thrive.
NOT AT ALL HAPPY with the fact that the future of Internet liberty apparently is being decided behind closed doors by the people that want to ruin it, the US group Free Press has run a full page ad designed to raise awareness about the importance of preserving net neutrality.
The group said that, as with BP and the Gulf of Mexico, so-called health care 'reform' and the bailouts of 'too big to fail' banksters in the US financial crisis, the government was choosing to serve the interests of big business as opposed to those of the people that voted for it. [...]
Mike Rugnetta just received a note from the collecting society ASCAP soliciting funds to fight Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, and the EFF. According to ASCAP, these organizations are mobilizing to undermine ASCAP members' copyrights because they want all music to be free. Which, if you know anything about the kind of nuanced reform work these organizations do, is a pretty gross exaggeration. [...]
Sherwin Sly from Public Knowledge writes in about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secretive copyright treaty being negotiated without participation from public interest groups, poor countries, or the press:
[...]we're encouraging people to write to the President and key members of administration staff to let them know what the stakes are for the Internet in passing an agreement that can introduce bad laws overseas and lock in bad ones here.[...]