Monthly Archives: January 2010

“Supreme Court Says No Cameras In The Courtroom” (TechDirt 14 January 2010)

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this sounds mad. I’ll have to investigate what French reviews report “French Court Forcing Google To Remove Word ‘Scam’ From Google Suggest” (TechDirt, 14 January 2010)

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Copyrights bill in the UK

Sorry but don’t have time right now to analyse: “Lord Lucas Proposes That Copyright Holders Detail Actual Damages From Infringement Under Mandelson Bill” (TechDirt, 7 january 2010) “UK Ministers ‘Concede’ Some Ridiculous Points in Digital Economy Bill In Attempt To … Continue reading

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Use of social networking

The tweet was silly, but the reaction to it is no better. Everything is out of proportion on both sides. Maybe we should set a course for both on how to use Twitter and social networking? “UK Man Arrested And … Continue reading

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Censorship: Google/China and others

Obviously, the headlines for the past 10 days are aboug Google’s declaration and movement of withdrawal from China, but as pointed out, well, if Google withdraws from China, why not other countries like India, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Russia…? “Google Considers … Continue reading

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New report in France to reflect on digital economy

Well, I have just scrolled through the report and the least we can say is that the committee did not really engage with the issues at a deep level. The report is disappointing:– for a summary in English, “France’s Latest … Continue reading

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Privacy, piracy, copyrights and censorship

The theme of the week seems to turn around protecting privacy. “Hacking Surpassing Human Error For Data Breaches?” (TechDirt, 19 January 2010). For the author, the answer is actually positive: hacking is a major threat, more that insiders leaking data. … Continue reading

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View of the blog via Wordle

I use Wordle (http://www.wordle.net/create) to copy text from the blog (minus my name and the main sources TechDirt, ZDnet.co.uk as it is irrelevant to what I wanted) in order to get an idea of which words were recurring in the … Continue reading

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telegraph and newspapers

The telegraph was feared, like today the internet is. But the threat only comes from refusing to embrace the new technology. “How The Telegraph Was Supposed To Kill The Newspaper Business” (TechDirt, 22 December 2009)

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Impartiality of judges

I found it a bit extreme to forbid the use of facebook. It is even hypocrite when one knows that judges and practitionners know each other quite well in real life, especially in the US and the UK where solicitors … Continue reading

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