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Understanding TPP (ACTA’s Nastier, Secret Little Brother)

TPP effectively tidies up all the lose ends that ACTA left dangling — generally imposing far harsher penalties, adding back patents, and making everything compulsory rather than optional. It also provides us with a clear sense of what ACTA 2.0 will be like unless it is negotiated with real transparency that allows all parties, including civil groups and the general public, to have their voices heard…

Posted 1872 days ago in Geek

The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom

A top-down, centralized, international regulatory overlay is antithetical to the architecture of the Net, which is a global network of networks without borders. No government, let alone an intergovernmental body, can make engineering and economic decisions in lightning-fast Internet time. Productivity, rising living standards and the spread of freedom everywhere, but especially in the developing world, would grind to a halt as engineering and business decisions become politically paralyzed within a global regulatory body…

Posted 1918 days ago in Geek

I Hope SOPA Passes

Protest schemes that don’t cost the participants any inconvenience, hardship or money remain the most popular, despite their ineffectiveness..

Posted 1951 days ago in Geek

White House Official Response to SOPA/PIPA

The White House comes out against SOPA/PIPA (in it’s current form) in an official response to an online petition.. completely rejecting ANY form of DNS blocking, etc…

Posted 1956 days ago in Geek

Reddit to go Dark on Jan 18 to Protest SOPA

We’ve seen some amazing activism organized by redditors at /r/sopa and across the reddit community at large. You have made a difference in this fight; and as we near the next stage, and after much thought, talking with experts, and hearing the overwhelming voices from the reddit community, we have decided that we will be blacking out reddit on January 18th from 8am–8pm EST…

Posted 1960 days ago in Geek

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