Category Archives: Providers as law enforcement agents

Protection of privacy

Justice Department Sues Telco For Daring To Challenge Its Secret Demands For Private Information | Techdirt.19 July 2012 To compare with the opinion on the new cybersecurity bill 2012 in the US: “New Cybersecurity Bill May Actually Take Privacy Concerns … Continue reading

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BBC News – BT and TalkTalk challenge Digital Economy Act

BBC News – BT and TalkTalk challenge Digital Economy Act.  8 July 2010 The two service providers wish to challenge the Act before the High Court. Obviously the legal argument is about rights and freedoms, but the motivation is … … Continue reading

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File sharing and piracy

three articles recently, two showing the opposite approaches that can be adopted by courts and one the absurdity of trying to get rid of the file sharing via the ISPs ISP Tries To Charge Users To Block File Sharing… Ends … Continue reading

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Piracy

“Lord Lucas Keeps Wanting To Chip Away At Digital Economy Bill: Exempt Search Engines” (TechDirt, 28 January 2010).“Insult To Injury: Mandelson Wants Those Wrongly Kicked Off The Internet To Pay To Appeal” (TechDirt, 28 January 2010) seriously, first time I … Continue reading

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The new UK piracy Bill and the anti-piracy lobby

The new Bill works on the model of the three strikes law, with obviously no intervention of an independent body. Anybody can request the ISP to file a notice and it is the ISP that makes the decision. What about … Continue reading

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Google blocking account

Quite an extreme measure for misplaced ‘post’, even if ordered by a court. I am unsure we would have acted identically had post mail been used. I don’t see a court order for a citizen not to receive his mail … Continue reading

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Views on regulation on the net

Axel Pawlik, managing director of the Ripe NCC, writes about regulation on the net. He considers that ISPs should not take an active role in regulation, notably in relation to piracy. THey should be treated like telecom companies which list … Continue reading

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ISPs and illegal contents in China

Not made to reassure about ISPs’ behaviours towards China’s regulations. It shows they ere on the side of caution, as usual. The only thing unusual is the Chinese Court’s decision which was to condemn the ISP for not demonstrating that … Continue reading

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"pro"-piracy policy, anti-piracy policy and distorted language and

Woman Who Owned No Computer, But Got Sued By The RIAA, ‘Settles’ Techdirt: “Woman Who Owned No Computer, But Got Sued By The RIAA, ‘Settles’” (TechDirt, 19 June 2009) As pointed out, one cannot settle when the facts established demonstrate … Continue reading

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Filtering,

EC: New net-neutrality law is unnecessary – ZDNet.co.uk: “EC: New net-neutrality law is unnecessary” The Conseil constitutionnel (French Constitutional Court) rejected part of the Bill nicknamed Hadopi in its provisions that were allowing an administrative authority to cut the right … Continue reading

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