The press review catalogues press articles related to la Quadrature's issues, compiled by its volunteers.
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The European Union is certain not to see an ACTA revival, ever, after the Commission dropped an ECJ referral aimed at establishing the dead agreement's legality. [...]
At least six of the signatories need to ratify ACTA if it is to come into force anywhere. Sadly for those who favour the agreement, the withdrawal of the EU and its 27 member states means there are only eight signatories left. [...]
How do you connect people who have no Internet? How do you build a wireless network outside of the official wireless ISPs? These are questions the Open Technology Institute wants to answer in Detroit with Commotion, an open source, wireless mesh networking technology trial.
A section of Detroit will be the proving ground for a new open source wireless networking technology called Commotion. Commotion is a mesh networking technology that creates a wireless local area network for devices. The network can connect users to each other and with an Internet connection and can connect them to the greater web. [...]
Ministers have rejected plans to automatically block internet access to pornography on all computers, saying the move is not widely supported. [...]
But the government says internet providers should encourage parents to switch on parental controls. [...]
It added: "There is also a risk from 'over-blocking' - preventing access to websites which provide helpful information on sexual health or sexual identity, issues which young people may want information on but find difficult to talk to their parents about." [...]
Strasburgo vota due risoluzioni che sollecitano la Commissione europea a proporre regole ad hoc. Concorrenza, trasparenza e libertà digitale i principi da tutelare. [...]
Ma la questione della Net Neutrality attraversa sotto pelle anche le trattive in corso al WCIT di Dubai, dove alcune proposte presentate da membri dell’ITU non occidentali, e per ora accantonate, evocano di estendere la giurisdizione dei trattati ITRs alla rete a mo’ di grimaldello per stringere le maglie dei controlli e delle restrizioni sul traffico digitale. Sarà anche guardando agli sviluppi della conferenza mondiale sulle Tlc, che il Parlamento, per la seconda volta in giorno, torna a chiedere che il principio della NN sia codificato a livello comunitario “mediante una normativa adeguata”, in questo caso “in modo da rafforzare la credibilità dell'Unione in termini di promozione e difesa delle libertà digitali nel mondo”. [...]
[BoingBoing] France remains America's copyright crash-test dummy: about to ditch HADOPI, poised to adopt the dregs of SOPA instead
France is on the verge of killing its ill-starred HADOPI system, whereby people who are accused of multiple acts of copyright infringement are disconnected from the Internet, along with everyone in their homes. After two years, HADOPI has spent a fortune and has nothing to show for it. HADOPI was enacted thanks to enormous pressure from American entertainment companies and the US Trade Representative, and was the first of the "three strikes" rules to make it into law (New Zealand and the UK also both capitulated to Pax America shortly after). [...]
The European Parliament has passed two resolutions in favor of net neutrality, just as the issue rears its ugly head at the WCIT summit. But neither the pro nor anti factions look likely to get their way. [...]
I asked Kroes’s office if there was any response to the new European Parliament resolutions, but sadly there is not. However, if we’re in the mood for reading between the lines, there may be something to pull out of Kroes’s blog post today on the WCIT conference. [...] So, she doesn’t seem to think there’s a need to change EU law on net neutrality (sorry, Parliament), but she also doesn’t want an internationally binding treaty that prohibits the practice (sorry, ETNO). [...]
La Justicia Federal condenó a Yahoo! al pagarle $50.000 a la modelo Priscilla Prete por haber omitido la eliminación de contenidos "injuriosos", pese a haber sido notificado de su existencia. No obstante, el Tribunal destacó que no era razonable imponer a los buscadores “la obligación sistemática de monitorear todas las páginas existentes en internet a fin de ejercer un filtrado previo”.[...]
Is it impolitic to ask the French privacy regulator a personal question about her Internet habits? Perhaps, but Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, head of the country’s data protection agency, is perfectly forthcoming in her answer. [...]
EU regulator Berec has come out against the proposal by operator industry group ETNO to implement a mechanism for online content providers to contribute to the cost of carrying their traffic over telecom networks. [...]
Based on its own market analysis in terms of net neutrality, Berec said it would inappropriate to include such rules in the ITU treaty, which is only amended every 25 years, as it could limit the development of the internet and access to services. [...]
[...]The U.S. delegation wants a successful World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), said Terry Kramer, head of the U.S. delegation. But if other delegates to WCIT attempt to expand the U.N. International Telecommunication Union's telecom regulations to the Internet, "we might as well not waste our time," Kramer said during a WCIT discussion in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. delegation, however, will work hard to advocate for telecom competition and free expression during the ITU event, starting Dec. 3 in Dubai. Open markets offer the only proven way to expand telecom and broadband services to more people, and the U.S. delegation has strong support for that position from parts of Europe, the Far East and Latin America, Kramer said at the event, sponsored by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.[...]