Tuesday, 29 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140428 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/140428.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#OpenSource Seed Initiative: 'Free The Seed!' - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140424/03132327013/open-source-seed-initiative-free-seed.shtml potentially important initiative - if it gets enough backing

Tempolimit für Turboschweine - http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/geplantes-eu-freihandelsabkommen-mit-den-usa-tempolimit-fuer-turboschweine-1.1945592 De Gucht wants absolute power over #TTIP - no democracy here... (v @dozykraut)

The Other Side of Openness: #Licence Enforcement - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/04/the-forgotten-side-of-the-openness-licence-enforcement/index.htm tough love, & not just in free software: #openstreetmap too

"100 milliards de dollars de bénéfices économiques pour l'Europe" - http://www.latribune.fr/opinions/tribunes/20140424trib000826782/traite-transatlantique-le-plus-gros-risque-serait-de-ne-pas-conclure.html that's max likely, cumulative, in 2027 #TTIP

Cambridge University VC Says Elsevier Are Rich Enough Already - http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/borysiewicz-elsevier-open-access.html  (v @Klangable)#openaccess

Al-Jazeera demands $150m compensation from Egypt government - http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/apr/29/al-jazeera-egypt another use of #ISDS (v @DrRimmer)

French children exposed to dangerous cocktail of #pesticides, campaigners say - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/29/french-children-farms-vineyards-exposed-dangerous-cocktail-pesticides small sample; more research needed

Arabische Halbinsel: Mers-Virus breitet sich immer schneller aus - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/mers-virus-breitet-sich-in-saudi-arabien-immer-schneller-aus-a-966735.html this is not good #MERS

International Trade or Corporate Raid? The truth behind the new transatlantic trade agreement #TTIP - http://www.gaiafoundation.org/lindakaucherTTIP 23/5, #london

Unmasked: The city institutions given privileged status in controversial Royal Mail flotation - http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/04/29/unmasked-the-city-institutions-given-privileged-status-in-the-controversial-royal-mail-flotation/ no work, big profits

Meet #TISA: Another Major Treaty Negotiated In Secret Alongside #TPP And #TTIP - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140428/10593427051/meet-tisa-another-major-treaty-negotiated-secret-alongside-tpp-ttip.shtml & just as bad; get ready to fight it
MT @EU_TTIP_team #DeGucht "Nous n'avons rien à cacher" sur #TTIP >>great: so make all tabled documents public immediately #transparency

Cuadrilla gets green light for oil test at Balcombe - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/29/cuadrilla-green-light-oil-test-balcombe so who do "local" councillors really represent...?

Obama: #TPP critics have a “lack of knowledge of what is going on in the negotiations” - http://infojustice.org/archives/32657 how insulting can you get?

Trade Deals that Threaten Democracy: what's behind EU-US and TransPacific trade and investment treaties - http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/3311 #TPP #TTIP

Stop #TTIP UK at the May Day March London 2014 - https://www.facebook.com/events/318568114961272

Patent Suit Losers Should Pay Victors’ Legal Fees: SCOTUS - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-29/supreme-court-eases-rules-for-winners-to-collect-patent-fees.html well, it's a start (v @raycorrigan)

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: Core Infrastructure Initiative - http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/158-jim-zemlin/771428-never-let-a-good-crisis-go-to-waste-core-infrastructure-initiative Jim Zemlin explains...

Implementing #CETA could take another two years - http://www.bilaterals.org/?implementing-canada-eu-free-trade could a more sceptical Euro Parliament reject it like #ACTA?

#rp14: Netzpolitik auf der re:publica’14 - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/rp14-netzpolitik-auf-der-republica14/ the place to be...


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140427 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/04/140427.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Calls for #TPP transparency are code for destroying it, says Groser - http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/calls-tpp-transparency-are-code-destroying-it-says-groser-bd-151763 absurd: hardly robust if it can't take scrutiny

Najib cites ‘sensitivities’ as Obama struggles to push #TPP - http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/najib-cites-sensitivities-as-obama-struggles-to-push-trade-pact neo-colonialism, more like...

Why US Corporations Are Freaking Out About Obama's Big Trade Deal - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/trans-pacific-partnership-companies-tpp_n_5202060.html not happy about #TPP

Rushdie joins writers' protest at China's jailing of Ilham Tohti - http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/28/salman-rushdie-condemn-china-jailing-ilhan-tohti-paul-auster good to see some light being shone on #uyghurs

 Maths spying: the quandary of working for the spooks - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229660.200-maths-spying-the-quandary-of-working-for-the-spooks.html time for mathematicians to stand up and say "no"

Why is the Trade in Services Agreement (#TISA) a bad deal? - http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2014/04/why-is-the-trade-in-services-agreement-tisa-a-bad-deal/ basically, it fits with #TPP & #TTIP

Special Report: #TISA versus Public Services - http://www.world-psi.org/en/psi-special-report-tisa-versus-public-services the #commons is under attack - pl. read about new secret global treaty

Corruption and Fear in the UK - http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2014/04/corruption-and-fear-in-the-uk/ troubling at many levels

EFSA says use of peroxyacetic acid would not cause toxicity concerns - http://www.bilaterals.org/?efsa-says-use-of-peroxyacetic-acid how handy for #TTIP

US Chicken plant workers say chemicals sprayed on carcasses making them sick - http://www.bilaterals.org/?chicken-plant-workers-say time to end #factoryfarming #TTIP

 US-Richter: Amerikanische Behörden haben weltweit Zugriff auf Kundendaten - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/us-behoerden-weltweit-zugriff-auf-kundendaten-a-966508.html still want to use US Internet services?

Chris Packham: #Malta is a bird hell - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/28/chris-packham-malta-is-a-bird-hell kudos to him, shame on the BBC for yet more pusillanimity...

C4C’s initial reaction to EU Impact Assessment on #Copyright Review - http://copyright4creativity.eu/2014/04/28/c4cs-initial-reaction-to-the-european-commission-impact-assessment-on-copyright-review/ confirms this was done in bad faith #stitchup

urgent: another secret treaty - Trade In Services Agreement (#TISA) - https://servicescoalition.org/negotiations/trade-in-services-agreement involves EU, US, AU pl. spread the word widely

The enemy invasion: Brussels braced for influx of Eurosceptics in EU polls - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/brussels-braced-influx-eurosceptics-parties-european-union-polls significant: cites #TTIP as one reason

#13 - Glyn Moody supports WePromise - #13 - Glyn Moody supports WePromise I do, I do... #EU2014

MITI Proposes Special Committee Comprising Parliamentarians On #TPP - http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=1034314 every participating nation should #my

Fyraftensmøde 2. maj: Glyn Moody taler om softwarepatenter og patentdomstolen - https://bitbureauet.dk/2014/04/glyn-moody-taler-om-softwarepatenter-og-patentdomstolen/ coming soon... #dk #swpats

best short intro to new global Trade in Services agreement - http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_psi_tisa_policy_brief_july_2013_final.pdf bad news for the commons #TISA

Edward #Snowden poderá receber asilo político do Brasil - http://www.linuxnewmedia.com.br/lm/noticia/edward_snowden_podera_receber_asilo_politico_do_brasil that would be the perfect solution #br

How #Sweden’s #publicservices were stolen, and how people are fighting to take them back - http://europe.redpepper.org.uk/swedens-great-welfare-heist/ (v @guenterhack)#TISA

#TTIP draws strong reactions from farming communities and consumers in Germany - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201404/us-eu-free-trade-agreement-draws-strong-reactions-from-farming-communities-and-consumers sounds hopeful

Warning over 'privatisation' of environmental science research body - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/28/food-and-environment-research-agency-privatisation clear attempt to undermine its independence

#TTIP bedroht Europas Bauern und Verbraucher - http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2014-04/TTIP-landwirtschaft-agroindustrie-gastbeitrag people must wake up to this (v @Liese_Mueller)

The State of Land in Europe - http://www.tni.org/infographic/state-land-europe why CAP isn't working (v @Liese_Mueller)

Judge’s ruling spells bad news for U.S. cloud providers - http://gigaom.com/2014/04/28/judges-ruling-spells-bad-news-for-u-s-cloud-providers/ whoops #cloudcomputing

#TiSA, the new Trade in Services Agreement – no multilateralism, no transparency - http://ska-keller.de/en/home/tisa,-the-new-trade-in-services-agreement-%E2%80%93-no-multilateralism,-no-transparency @SkaKeller on it, 2013 (v @olewin)

This cash for grouse scandal shows how Britain has become a plutocrats' paradise - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/28/britain-plutocrats-landed-gentry-shotgun-owners disgraceful

143 French politicians pledge to support free software - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/news/143-french-politicians-pledge-support-free-software they order these things better in #france #opensource

 Norwegischer Geheimdienst: NIS arbeitet beim Code-Knacken mit NSA zusammen - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/steelwinter-supercomputer-norwegens-geheimdienst-kooperiert-mit-nsa-a-966541.html optimised, presumably #snowden

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2013/11/ttip-updates-the-glyn-moody-blogs/index.htm now updated with number XXIII

Obama denies pressuring #Malaysia over Trans-Pacific pact - http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/166139/obama-denies-pressuring-malaysia-over-trans-pacific-pact.html yeah, right (v @PCGTW)#TPP

A rising tide: the case against #Canada as a world citizen - http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X%2814%2970199-8/fulltext hard but fair (v @BoingBoing)

Monday, 28 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140426 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/04/140426.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Secretive Lobby Groups are getting Secret Access to this Secret Agreement to Secretly Criminalize Internet Users - https://openmedia.org/blog/secretive-lobby-groups-are-getting-secret-access-secret-agreement-secretly-criminalize-internet

How Marlboro money paid for Commons launch of #tobacco study - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/26/marlboro-tobacco-keith-vaz-plain-packaging disgraceful: Vaz should resign

#Crossrail managers accused of 'culture of spying and fear' - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/26/crossrail-workers-culture-spying-fear why we need #whistleblower protection laws

#UKIP candidate tells Lenny Henry to move to a "black country"; party says reporting this is a "smear campaign" - http://boingboing.net/2014/04/27/ukip-candidate-tells-lenny-hen.html

Primer: Tibetan Kangba Literature in Mandarin - http://bruce-humes.com/archives/419 for your Sunday delectation... #tibet

US agrees to direct engagement with stakeholders on #TPP, says MTEM - http://www.bilaterals.org/?us-agrees-to-direct-engagement great: now do the same for other countries #my

US commerce chief sees #TPP agreement this year - http://www.bilaterals.org/?us-commerce-chief-sees-tpp er, that's what they said last year...

Regolamento #Agcom su internet: da Repubblica.it al sito delle Marche. Le vere richieste di rimozione. - http://www.fulviosarzana.it/blog/regolamento-agcom-su-internet-da-repubblica-it-al-sito-delle-marche-le-vere-richieste-di-rimozione/ what a joke

How To Make Pirate Bay Users Pay For Content - http://torrentfreak.com/make-pirate-bay-users-pay-content-140427/ interesting experiment

Merkel urged to press Obama on #NSA scandal - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/27/merkel-obama-nsa-scandal-washington-talks "net neutrality or open access have gone mainstream"

Geheimverhandlungen in Genf - http://taz.de/Deregulierung-von-Dienstleistungen/!137455/ oh no: another secret trade agreement (v @Liese_Mueller)#TISA

urgent: another secret treaty - The Trade In Services Agreement (#TISA) - https://servicescoalition.org/negotiations/trade-in-services-agreement pl. spread the word widely

more background on a new threat: The Trade in Services Agreement ( '#TiSA' ) - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2013/june/tradoc_151374.pdf (v @Liese_Mueller)#secrecy

Trade in Services Agreement (#TiSA) "opportunity to develop new disciplines (or trade rules)" - https://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/negotiations/services/trade-in-services-agreement.html (v @Liese_Mueller)

#NHS understaffing may have effect on baby mortality rate, says top doctor - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/27/infant-mortality-rate you think?

Income (and wealth) inequality becoming a political issue - http://beyondmoney.net/2014/04/27/income-and-wealth-inequality-becoming-a-political-issue/ not before time... #Piketty

#Piketty Panic - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/opinion/krugman-the-piketty-panic.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=2 " demolishes most cherished of conservative myths, insistence that we’re living in a meritocracy"

Sunday, 27 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140425 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2014/04/140425.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Mining lobby may join industry push to ban environmental #boycotts - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/18/mining-lobby-may-join-industry-push-ban-environmental-boycotts staggeringly antidemocratic; smell the fear

please sign petition allowing peaceful, democratic #disinvestment campaigns - http://act.350.org/sign/divestment_ban_global/ #coal companies want a ban on them...

quick question: am I right that there is no independent invention defence against alleged patent infringement in either EU or US? thanks...

Texas family plagued with ailments gets $3M in 1st-of-its-kind #fracking judgment - http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/25/justice/texas-family-wins-fracking-lawsuit/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 who's next?

Now, there’s an idea: #Netflix is looking to hire a #P2P engineer - http://gigaom.com/2014/04/25/now-theres-an-idea-netflix-is-looking-to-hire-a-p2p-engineer/ makes a lot of sense

Saturday, 26 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140424 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/04/140424.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Japan minister says no accord with US over #TPP trade deal - https://news.yahoo.com/japan-minister-says-no-accord-us-over-tpp-000626633.html receding into distance...?

In #China, An #OpenData Movement is Starting to Take Off - http://techpresident.com/news/wegov/24940/China-Open-Data-Movement-Starting-Take-Off superb intro to field by @RebeccaChao8 (v @EllnMllr)

Oxford English Dictionary: Killed And Saved By The Internet - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140422/03433826986/oxford-english-dictionary-killed-saved-internet.shtml so what's the definition of "irony"?

Put Pirates in European Parliament - http://www.pozible.com/project/180266 interesting use of #crowdfunding for #EU elections

So far, so SOPA: Web campaigners to protest world's biggest ever free trade deal - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/25/obama_japan_tpp_internet_protest/ that's just #TPP; wait for #TTIP

#Pakistan Latest To Put In A Membership Application For The '#Privacy Is So 2012' Club - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140424/11284427020/pakistan-latest-to-put-membership-application-privacy-is-so-2012-club.shtml oh dear... #nsa

Tony Blair: ‘I say lies’ – Cassetteboy’s video mashup of Bloomberg speech - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2014/apr/25/tony-blair-cassetteboy-video-mashup-bloomberg-speech wonderful

 China: Drakonische Strafen für Verzehr bedrohter Tiere - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/bedrohte-arten-china-will-verzehr-mit-gefaengnis-bestrafen-a-966134.html great news: please follow through, #china

#Kenya to deploy #drones in all national parks in bid to tackle poaching - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/kenya-drones-national-parks-poaching "saw drones reduce poaching by up to 96%"

Fyraftensmøde 2. maj: Glyn Moody taler om softwarepatenter og patentdomstolen - https://bitbureauet.dk/2014/04/glyn-moody-taler-om-softwarepatenter-og-patentdomstolen/ should be fun #swpats #dk

#TTIP Update XXIII - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/04/ttip-update-xxiii/index.htm why the @EU_Commission's consultation on #ISDS is a sham, & fails to provide promised "draft"

America’s Proposed #TPP: Buyer Beware - http://www.theglobalist.com/americas-proposed-tpp-buyer-beware/ small gains, high risks for Pacific rim nations

The Content Mine aims to liberate all the facts in the scientific literature - http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2014/04/25/shuttleworth-fellowship-month-2-synergy-with-the-digital-enlightenment-can-change-the-world/ hugely ambitious & important project

The High Price of Cheap Chicken - https://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/23-8 #TTIP could bring this to EU, displacing more humane farming here

Band releases album as Linux kernel module - http://boingboing.net/2014/04/24/band-releases-album-as-linux-k.html very cool

#OurNETmundial! Our Internet Needs More Than “Internet Governance” - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/ournetmundial-our-internet-needs-more-than-internet-governance "a weak, toothless and disappointing text"

'Radical' Publisher Claims Copyright On Free Collection Of Marx & Engels Works; Orders Them Taken Down - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140424/17582827024/radical-publisher-claims-copyright-free-collection-marx-engels-works-orders-them-taken-down.shtml </facepalm>

#China hopes to take rare animals off the menu with tough jail sentences - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/25/china-rare-animal-products-eat-jail-sentences "smuggling 213 bear paws into China"

'Straight from the Horse's Mouth': Former Oil Exec Says #Fracking Not Safe - https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/23-1

Transatlantisches Datenschutz-Abkommen: Wenn die USA weiterhin blockieren, wird es scheitern - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/transatlantisches-datenschutz-abkommen-wenn-die-usa-weiterhin-blockieren-wird-es-scheitern/
#Hulu Blocks #VPN Users Over Piracy Concerns - http://torrentfreak.com/hulu-blocks-vpn-users-over-piracy-concerns-140425/ terrible: we need VPNs even more these days...

Gas In New York Shale Costs More To Get It Out Than Gas Is Worth - http://cleantechnica.com/2014/04/25/natural-gas-new-york-marcellus-shale-costs-get-gas-worth/ NB Mr Cameron #fracking (v @bruneski @llantrithyd)

Over 50 organizations, 2.8 million people, and a “StopTheSecrecy.net” bat signal can’t be wrong! - https://openmedia.ca/blog/over-50-organizations-28-million-people-and-%E2%80%9Cstopthesecrecynet%E2%80%9D-bat-signal-can%E2%80%99t-be-wrong #TPP

Magistrate Judges Emboldened By #Snowden, Pushing Back On Overly Broad DOJ Requests - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140425/06191527026/magistrate-judges-emboldened-snowden-pushing-back-overly-broad-doj-requests.shtml collateral benefits

the backchannel politics of #GPL enforcement - http://lists.gpl-violations.org/pipermail/legal/2014-April/004542.html long but interesting

TPP Is Right Where We Want It: Going Nowhere - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/tpp-right-where-we-want-it-going-nowhere good summary of how #TPP is in the doldrums...

In Apple-Google case, court blows off famous judge’s plea for patent sanity - http://gigaom.com/2014/04/25/in-apple-google-case-court-blows-off-famous-judges-plea-for-patent-sanity/ madness

Thursday, 24 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140423 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/04/140423.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

The secret trade deals that threaten the food on your plate - http://gmoinside.org/the-secret-trade-deals/ #TPP & #TTIP, and what to do about them

Obama's Asia Trip: #TPP Make-or-Break Moment? - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-wallach/obamas-asia-trip-tpp-make_b_5201529.html er, the latter, please...

Obama trade push gets thumbs down from Democrats  -http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/obama-trans-pacific-partnership-asia-105955_Page2.html let's just forget it, then... #TPP

Great list of all of the unresolved #TPP issues [pdf] - http://www.citizen.org/documents/obama-asia-trip-memo-april-2014.pdf and there are lots...

Police officer fired Taser at naked man in cell, court told - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/23/police-officer-taser-naked-man-court cowardly bully: dismiss him

The fight to protect digital rights is an uphill battle, but not a silent one - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/24/the-fight-to-protect-digital-rights-is-an-uphill-battle-but-not-a-silent-one?CMP=twt_gu good historical background

Six ans de lutte contre le Grand Marché Transatlantique - http://www.jean-luc-melenchon.fr/arguments/six-ans-de-lutte-contre-le-grand-marche-transatlantique/ lots of good stuff (v @MazelierThomas)#TTIP #TAFTA

#Cornish recognised as national minority group for the first time - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/24/cornish-recognised-national-minority-group-first-time great to see the language being supported too

#TTIP must be stopped - http://freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/927-ttip-must-be-stopped "Activist groups and citizens are waking up to the dangers"

Fiction prepares us for a world changed by global warming - http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/92931-fiction-prepares-us-for-a-world-changed-by-global-warming "Climate fiction, or simply cli-fi"

Erdoğan offers ‘condolences’ to Armenian genocide survivors - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/enlargement/erdogan-offers-condolences-armenian-genocide-survivors-301723 interesting #armenia #turkey

#Elsevier journals — some facts - https://gowers.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/elsevier-journals-some-facts/ wow, what an amazing post about costs in UK (v @Stephen_Curry @RLUK_David)

US gov demands #TTIP bring GMOs, chlorine chicken and hormone beef to EU [pdf] - http://www.fas.usda.gov/sites/default/files/2014-04/tpa-ttip.pdf what do you say,@EU_Commission?

HP 255 G1 Laptop with #Ubuntu - http://www.ebuyer.com/620311-hp-255-g1-laptop-with-ubuntu-h6q17ea-abu great to see @Ebuyer offering this at last - been looking for a mainstream supplier

#OpenSource: Getting Angry, Getting Better - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/04/open-source-getting-angry-getting-better/index.htm … plus: behold The Core Infrastructure Initiative #heartbleed #forking

Telecom Musical Chairs: Regulators And Lobbyists Swap Roles, Everyone Wins! (Except The Public) - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140423/14103927007/telecom-musical-chairs-regulators-lobbyists-swap-roles-everyone-wins-except-public.shtml shameless

Vermont passes bill to require warning labels for genetically modified foods - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/24/vermont-bill-gm-food-health-labels hugely significant breakthrough for US

MIA In The War On Cancer: Where Are The Low-Cost Treatments? - http://www.propublica.org/article/where-are-the-low-cost-cancer-treatments important issue #pharma

Why Did FBI Label Ryan Shapiro’s Dissertation on Animal Rights Threat to National Security? - http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/25/why_did_the_fbi_label_ryan insane #FOI #terrorism

Planet Earth comes under fire from asteroids – video animation - http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2014/apr/24/planet-earth-asteroids-video-animation fascinating - & worrying...

Mayor Ardis Defends Police Raid, Complains That Parody Twitter Account Used Up All The Free Speech - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140423/17345027010/mayor-ardis-defends-police-raid-complains-that-parody-twitter-account-used-up-all-free-speech.shtml still digging

Will Labour defend the NHS from the EU/US trade deal? - http://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/linda-kaucher/will-labour-defend-nhs-from-euus-trade-deal good analysis; Labour should be fighting #TTIP completely

Why should a bank be allowed to own and trade oil, metals or land? -  http://www.iatp.org/blog/201404/why-should-a-bank-be-allowed-to-own-and-trade-oil-metals-or-land good question...

#Netmundial-Konferenz zwischen historischer Chance und Mißerfolg - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/netmundial-konferenz-zwischen-historischer-chance-und-misserfolg/ excellent, balanced summary of what's happened

#Russia Orders Bloggers To 'Register'; Outlaws Anonymous Blogging, Continues Clampdown On Social Media - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140423/09130227004/russian-net-clampdown-continues-now-its-turn-blogs-vkontakte.shtml not good

Weasel Language In Proposal For FCC's New 'Open Internet' Rules Actually Opens The Door To An End To Net Neutrality - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140423/17511727011/weasel-language-proposal-fccs-new-open-internet-rules-actually-opens-door-to-end-to-net-neutrality.shtml

Allowing corporations to sue governments for changing their laws may be common, but it's not good - http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/thomas-mc-donagh/allowing-corporations-to-sue-governments-for-changing-their-laws-may-be- good survey #ISDS

#Solar’s dramatic cost fall may herald energy price deflation - http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/solars-dramatic-cost-fall-heralds-energy-price-deflation-76250 carbon fuels get their come-uppance (v @monkchips)

Rabbit Proto: print head add-on for #3dprinters to print complex conductive traces - http://www.rabbitproto.com/ #opensource code

MARCO CIVIL DA INTERNET unofficial English translation - https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1kJYQx-l_BVa9-3FZX23Vk9IfibH9x6E9uQfFT4e4V9I (v @netzpolitik)

US #Copyright Law Doesn’t Apply Worldwide,”DVD Ripper” Tells Court - http://torrentfreak.com/us-copyright-law-doesnt-apply-worldwidedvd-ripper-tells-court-140424/ interesting case

Internet Blocking Protests Force #Mexico Government Retreat - http://torrentfreak.com/internet-blocking-protests-force-mexico-government-retreat-140424/ good news, assuming it happens

Getting Action Strategy Check: Confronting ‘corporate super-rights’ in the #TTIP - http://democracyctr.org/news/getting-action-strategy-check-confronting-corporate-super-rights-in-the-ttip/ useful points #ISDS

In China, An #OpenData Movement is Starting to Take Off - http://techpresident.com/news/wegov/24940/China-Open-Data-Movement-Starting-Take-Off superb intro to field (v @EllnMllr)

#AGCOM issues the first fastissimo administrative blocking injunction - http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2014/04/breaking-news-agcom-issues-first.html vabbe'...

  Obama’s GMO problem - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201404/obama%E2%80%99s-gmo-problem interesting analysis #TTIP

Wednesday, 23 April 2014


 Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140422 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2014/04/140422.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#NZ Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill - https://www.greens.org.nz/press-releases/green-party-launches-internet-rights-and-freedoms-bill crowdsourced, too....

The “Internet Governance” Farce and its “Multi-stakeholder” Illusion - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/the-internet-governance-farce-and-its-multi-stakeholder-illusion Internet must be considered as a common good.

NIST Finally Removes NSA-Compromised Crypto Algorithm From Random Number Generator Recommendations - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140422/12243126991/nist-finally-removes-nsa-compromised-crypto-algorithm-random-number-generator-recommendations.shtml no rush, no rush

#UK Filters And The Slippery Slope Of Mass #Censorship - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140418/15545526961/uk-filters-slippery-slope-mass-censorship.shtml why aren't people outraged over this?

Brasil y su “Marco Civil da Internet”: análisis y perspectivas - http://www.blawyer.org/2014/04/22/marcocivil/ #br #marcocivil

What are the likely consequences of an EU-US trade deal for our environment? - http://justinvestment.org/2014/04/what-are-the-likely-consequences-of-an-eu-us-trade-deal-for-our-environment/ revealing comments from EU bloke

"The US Will Request South Korea to Take down Trade Barriers as a Condition to Its Joining the #TPP" - http://english.khan.co.kr/khan_art_view.html?artid=201404171847177&code=710100 so why bother?

#Blair: west must take sides against growing threat of radical Islam - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/23/tony-blair-west-take-sides-growing-threat-radical-islam oh do stop yapping, poodle...

US activist warns S. Korea of participating in Trans-Pacific Partnership - http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/633804.html don't do it... #TPP

A visit to #tarsands country - https://nextgenclimate.org/keystone/a-visit-to-tar-sands-country/ a disaster & a disgrace (v @Spinwatch)#ca

'Basque schools value savings of open source' - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/news/basque-schools-value-savings-open-source "region's government sector is also switching to free & open source"

Imperialism & the new free trade deals - http://www.bilaterals.org/?imperialism-and-the-new-free-trade ignore marxist cliches: good analysis of politics underlying #TTIP & #TPP

RSA: Criminal conviction for sharing local movie on Pirate Bay - http://afro-ip.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/rsa-criminal-conviction-for-sharing.html absurdly disproportionate #copyright

Megaupload Sues Hong Kong Over Unlawful Shutdown - http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-sues-hong-kong-over-unlawful-shutdown-140423/ fighting back

Rapport: Piratpartiet har levererat i Europaparlamentet - https://christianengstrom.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/rapport-piratpartiet-har-levererat-i-europaparlamentet/ interesting stuff, good work

US urges Japan to concede more to realize #TPP - http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140423/us-urges-japan-concede-more-realize-tpp here's a suggestion: why doesn't the US concede instead?

How to get #TTIP right - http://rebentisch.blogactiv.eu/2014/04/10/how-to-get-ttip-right/ interesting suggestions - including the obvious #ISDS out

Public Meeting on the Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (#TTIP) - http://www.haringeygreens.org.uk/ttip_meeting in Archway Methodist Hall, #London

Opposition against TTIP is not an outflow of anti-Americanism - http://reinhardbuetikofer.eu/2014/04/23/opposition-against-ttip-is-not-an-outflow-of-anti-americanism/ good analysis of cultural aspects of #TTIP (v @PCGTW)

cameron to allow #fracking companies to drill without permission: you may wish to sign this: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/frack-free-uk #trespass

The justice in Coders - http://lessig.tumblr.com/post/83626351547/the-justice-in-coders @lessig on fine form, on code and law (again)

Stop The Secrecy projection in Washington, DC - https://openmedia.org/blog/check-it-out-our-first-stop-secrecy-projection-washington-dc "2.8 million are standing up against fast tracking secretive #TPP"

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2013/11/ttip-updates-the-glyn-moody-blogs/index.htm updated with latest - now running at 22 (a "chain" of updates?)

looks like #NetMundial is passing rapidly from triumph (#MarcoCivil) to farce (endless boring speeches) to tragedy (no real changes to text)

#China developing #Linux-based OS after Windows XP shutdown - http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-04/23/c_133284838.htm potentially significant if it can deliver

RT @ioerror This is my statement from the #NetMundial roadmap session today: http://pastebin.de/122582  #OurNetMundial >>good stuff: do read