Monthly Archives: November 2009

Failure to act as crime?

Wonder why indeed it is considered as a crime. Criminal law rarely accepts omissions or failure to act as constituing the offence. Plus which offence? Label Exec Arrested For Not Using Twitter To Disperse Crowd At Mall To See Singer … Continue reading

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Facebook again: bad and good uses

Yes, Bad People Use Facebook Too (TechDirt, 17 november 2009)

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Identity, prosecution and Facebook

A strange story, the type that always makes me think of the novel The Count of Monte-Christo.Emprisonment for a theft he has not committed, a man managed to be freed and charges dropped after his lawyer tracked down a message … Continue reading

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Hadopi 2; the piracy matter in France

As already pointed out, France enacted its legislation after the first censorship by the Constitutional council. Except that the law went back to the Council a second time (22 October 2009)… and Parliament was censored for not having explained in … Continue reading

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Due process and Twitter

Due process…. Twitter Banning Satirical ‘Fake’ Versions Of Politicians? (TechDirt, 28 October 2009)

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MySpace and the extent of school discipline

if the facts are accurate, I found it particularly scary. School discipline like for any discipline can only be applied for what happen within the institution. This is a clear breach of the disciplinary powers and an abuse of process.Teens … Continue reading

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Forensics tools

Until it withdrew it, Microsoft allowed its COFFEE auditing tools to be shared, allowing whoever uses it to access Windows. It also provided it to law enforcement agencies.According to comments, the tools are not very good and ‘bad guys’ use … Continue reading

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China and censorship

Quite a funny one and not about political censorship, but about a Governmental Chinese report on copyrights whose access has been blocked… by the software GOogle used to avoid malwares.That’s Rich: China Accuses Google Of Censorship (TechDirt, 28 October 2009)

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Virtual worlds and money makers

well, anybody ready this blog would have guessed that the title of the post attracted me. It’s about scams in virtual worlds to get people to sign/buy things they don’t really need. It’s a technique which builds up on what … Continue reading

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Another kind of fish?

Well, of course, lawyers are people and can be as silly as others. Although I wonder to which extend they can fall into the trap given that their training should also make them smart(er) …. or shouldn’t? Advance Fee Scams … Continue reading

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