Category Archives: Technology – neither good or bad but never neutral

Could Cutting People Off From The Internet Be Dangerous? | Techdirt

Could Cutting People Off From The Internet Be Dangerous? | Techdirt. 22 September 2010 Partial disagreement: internet is essential to our lives; idem for computer games for those who use them regularly. Not ease to switch off even for “normal” … Continue reading

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Back When The Senate Tried To Ban Dial Telephones | Techdirt

Back When The Senate Tried To Ban Dial Telephones | Techdirt. 22 September 2010 I like that one for what it says about technology changes. We often don’t appreciate what it is until much later. This post echoes what a … Continue reading

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Censorship tracked down

Business & Human Rights : Links. to a BBC article from 21 September 2010 “Google releases censorship tools“. Google created a map to track down censorship practices in the world. It is certainly an invaluable tool, but I just wonder … Continue reading

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New Speed Cameras Can Spot Multiple Offenses At Onceā€¦ And Send Off A Ticket Immediately | Techdirt

New Speed Cameras Can Spot Multiple Offenses At Once… And Send Off A Ticket Immediately | Techdirt. 11 November 2010 From the Daily Mail, (so for what it is worth, I do not know), new sets of cameras doing most … Continue reading

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Search and Seizures – interception of communication: US

For the US, but to which extent it applies elsewhere? Judge Says DHS Can’t Hang Onto Travelers Laptops To Search Much Later Without A Warrant (TechDirt 11 June 2010) Police And Courts Regularly Abusing Wiretapping Laws To Arrest People For … Continue reading

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Wi-fi issues: access and use

When travelling, if one does not have a smartphone or blackberry, it becomes really annoying not to be able to use wi-fi knowing that lots of networks are available. the silliness of it all appeared when I was in Gare … Continue reading

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Piracy: looking at IP in other ways

three articles in a week to remind us that we have to rethink IP because of the new technologies, the same way printing forced us to rethink IP. Interestingly enough, Sage publishers are conducting a survey online about open access … Continue reading

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Critical Legal Studies Conference 2010

With a vested interest as I am chairing stream 9 of the Critical Legal Conference 2010 @ Utrecht in September 2010 : The WWW: great expectations or great disenchantments? To see all the streams of the Conference on Modernities, click … Continue reading

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Beware The Seductive Power Of Surveillance

TechDirt – 5 AprilRefers to an article by Jesse Hirsh http://jessehirsh.ca/the-seductive-power-of-surveillance same as previous post: common sense means that surveillance will exist and that we need to assess the risks and stop treating the internet as something different than the … Continue reading

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Once Again, A Court Overturns Internet Ban For Convicted Criminal

TechDirt, 5 April 2010 – technology seems to make people lose their common sense. Would we agree to a ban on using the telephone because the offender committed the offence with it?

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