Links to 30th April

Policy

Obama: 100 days. Net neutrality commitment and the broadband stimulus www.savetheinternet.com

UK: comment on the Home Office’s ‘Protecting the public’ communications consultation: writetoreply.org

Law

“Not Smart: Warner Music Issues DMCA Takedown On Larry Lessig Presentation” techdirt.com

Swedish ISPs Obstruct New Anti-Piracy Legislation torrentfreak.com by not storing user data

EU Telecoms Package

EU telecoms vote 5th May: find your MEP www.writetothem.com

IPtegrity: Telecoms Package Internet sell-out now agreed www.iptegrity.com disappearing Amendment 138. Text of Trautman/Harbour deal.

Reuters: EU reaches draft deal over Telecoms Package – www.reuters.com

IPtegrity: New EU Council threat to Internet users rights www.iptegrity.com

Telecoms Package: Council of EU imposing Net Discrimination in Europe www.laquadrature.net

EU set to vote to remove neutrality from the net, give ISPs and govts the power to arbitrarily block site www.boingboing.net

Publishing

Kindle readers are older = newspaper readers via Niemanlab www.niemanlab.org

“Justice Dept. Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into Google Books Deal” www.nytimes.com

Google Deadline Delayed Four Months as Steinbeck Motion Granted www.resourceshelf.com

Consolidation in the EBook Market: Amazon Acquires Stanza feedproxy.google.com

User interface

TinyRead firefox addon improves reading on the web addons.mozilla.org

TinyRead browser bookmarklet also improves reading web pages on mobiles www.tidyread.com

Twitter

Nielson study : 60% of new Twitter users fail to tweet again after a month blog.nielsen.com

Education

www.jisc.ac.uk – JISC podcast on aims and background to JISC/Academy Open Educational Resources Pilot Programme

Huge, categorised list of opencourseware – universitiesandcolleges.org something for everyone

The Independent: UK Universities student satisfaction ratings www.independent.co.uk

Connected University report www.nesta.org.uk

Journalism 2.0

Journalism 2.0: Don’t Throw Out the Baby www.readwriteweb.com

 

 

 

 


Links to 26th April

Digital Britain

Now that’s what I call social networking blog.openwetware.org Cameron Neylon on #digitalbritain phenomenon and what it means

The #digitalbritain unconference website is now live: digitalbritainunconference.wordpress.com

Full Digital Britain Summit proceedings uploaded digitalbritainforum.org.uk video & transcripts.

Discussion of content, copyright, new business models is this ‘poetry’ session digitalbritainforum.org.uk

Google News

Google news timeline googlenewsblog.blogspot.com searchable timeline. Multiple sources.

Google news map: another interface for Google news newsmap.jp

Journalism, 1939

The Orwell Diaries orwelldiaries.wordpress.com

Web publishing

The professional skills every government web publisher should have neilojwilliams.net

Tech

John Gruber on Twitter UI design: ideal iPhone service, no friction in switching apps daringfireball.net

Law

EU telecoms vote 5th May: find your MEP www.writetothem.com

EU set to vote to remove neutrality from the net, give ISPs and govts the power to arbitrarily block site www.boingboing.net

European Parliament backs 70-year copyright term for sound recordings www.out-law.com

IP minister rules out ‘three strikes’ disconnection law www.out-law.com

 

 


Links to 22nd April

Press complaint: Nick Davies tells MPs of smear threat from newspaper www.guardian.co.uk

US forces used almost 20,000 rounds of “non-lethal” ammo/CS gas on Iraqis in 2007-2008 secure.wikileaks.org

The Weapons That Kill Civilians — Deaths of Children and Noncombatants in Iraq, 2003–.. www.docuticker.com

Oxford University Press Releases Lessons from the Identity Trail Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society Under CC License creativecommons.org

EU telecoms vote: Amendment 138 saved – but not the Internet – www.iptegrity.com

Dan Gillmore Berkman Center talk: Why media consumers, not just creators, need to be active users cyber.law.harvard.edu

UK mobile operators blocking Pirate Bay  www.boingboing.net

EU copyright extension vote:

FT editorial: Do not enclose the cultural commons www.ft.com

Wednesday: last day to tell your MEPs: Do not enclose the cultural commons feedproxy.google.com

www.publicexperience.com – funded by MoJ, hosted by MySociety

Lobbying USA: 2008 return on investment for clients hiring only the PMA Group to get them earmarks was 2,703%. blog.sunlightfoundation.com

See who won Apps for America sunlightlabs.com

Dan Kennedy: Newspapers won’t be saved by charging for content online www.guardian.co.uk

Lessig review of Andrew Keen’s Cult of the Amateur. Enjoy! lessig.org

Ars Technica: Internet Archive, Google Book search, Open Content Alliance arstechnica.com

FT: When newspapers fold www.ft.com good state of the industry piece.

Berkman Centre lecture: Law for a Flat World: Building Legal Infrastructure for the New Economy cyber.law.harvard.edu

Video was a crucial component of David Barstow’s Pulitzer-winning “Message Machine” series. See it here: www.nytimes.com

NYT: Message Machine Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand www.nytimes.com

Roundup of coverage on Google book settlement & orphan works www.bitsbook.com

Decentralized moderation is the chat room savior ajcann.posterous.com

Important post by Scoble on the last meal the newspapers are giving away scobleizer.com

Paper. Miranda Mowbray: Cloud computing and the law www.law.ed.ac.uk

What are the Legal Implications of Cloud Computing? – www.computerworlduk.com

Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest www.docuticker.com

NESTA publishes Attacking the Recession report on how a more innovative economy can beat the recession: www.nesta.org.uk

Internet Archive wants same terms with “orphan” books as Google gets. www.fictioncircus.com

BERR has never said Phorm is fully compliant with UK legislation www.openrightsgroup.org

Featured documentary: Good Copy, Bad Copy , featuring Girl Talk and lawyers talking rap. Also feat classic Lessig mixes, interviews, TPB, Nigerian film industry and Brazilian remixers video.google.com

40 culture feeds on Twitter. From Dan Colman, Open Culture www.openculture.com

Stephen Downes: Blackboard patent application, all 57 claims rejected www.downes.ca

Open educational materials by other means? Universities and Freedom of Information requests www.lexferenda.com

Peter Brantley of Internet Archive on the Google Books Settlement www.keionline.org

How to have your say through public consultations www.simplyunderstand.com

Another way to improve government documents: better writing www.simplyunderstand.com

Daily Kos: where we get our information www.dailykos.com not Associated Press 

Objection to Google Scanning Settlement Filed  www.resourceshelf.com

Links to 17th April

Why the Pirate Bay verdict is GOOD for piracy – neteffect.foreignpolicy.com analysis from Evgeny Morozov

British Library Google generation research download www.bl.uk

Google bringing pay-per-view to YouTube news.cnet.com

Goverment announces RIPA review in wake of EU threat feedproxy.google.com

Open Knowledge Foundation wiki wiki.okfn.org OKcon 09 was good

Papers from the 5th Communia workshop communia-project.eu #communia Public data, science, IP, publishing, BBC archive, WIPO, public domain

Tom Watson MP Communia workshop speech What we need is an “easy-to-use licensing scheme for government data” www.tom-watson.co.uk

RIAA DRM Mashup Smackdown www.everythingismiscellaneous.com A competition to remix testimony on DRM. Fun with fair use.

Life after death? The Soviet system in British higher educationwww.inderscience.com (not Open Access)

Why eliminate the peer-review of baseline grants? All about the cost of peer review story.scienceblogs.com

“Election Copyright – They’re Playing Our Song” www.mediainstitute.org Conservative remixing vs artist’s moral right

“France to have second vote on Internet piracy law” www.reuters.com

New Report from Pew: The Internet’s Role in Campaign 2008 www.resourceshelf.com

Internet Advertising Bureau “Good Practice Principles” on Behavioural Targeting www.democraticmedia.org Supported by OFCOM CEO www.brandrepublic.com

Travel organizer Tripit.com has a new iPhone app www.tuaw.com Tripit API supports OAuth blog.oauth.net

ccLearn Recommendations: Increase Funding Impact creativecommons.org

Data.gov to launch in May. Slashdot news.slashdot.org and data.gov

Cost of peer review exceeds the cost of giving every researcher a grant – scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.com

EU Commissioner – Protecting privacy in the digital age www.openrightsgroup.org

Links to 14th April

British Library: 7,000 music, spoken word and environmental tracks for free listening. 9,000 more for UK Universities http://sounds.bl.uk/

Public Knowledge explains the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). What it is and why it matters.http://tr.im/iPWT

FT: Internet privacy: As Google launches ‘interest-based’ ads, consumers and regulators are increas.. summary of recent privacy and behavioural advertising issues http://tinyurl.com/cpkshf

Phorm: European Commission concerned the UK does not have an independent national supervisory authority dealing with interceptions. http://tr.im/iPb8

OUT-LAW: UK’s privacy laws illegally inadequate, says Europe http://tinyurl.com/cat666

Alan Mutter: Newspaper web sales lag by every measure.<Wrong kind of advertising>http://tr.im/iNnK

Newspapers and the internet: Web metrics and the false impression of the power of online. UK pages: 17% viewed online http://tr.im/iNjB

Nieman journalism lab: only 3% of newspaper reading is online http://tr.im/iNhX

Goldman Sachs argues “Facts about Goldman Sachs” blog infringes intellectual property rights http://is.gd/skWi (Banking Times).

“Intervene in the Google Books Settlement” http://tinyurl.com/cwdr7a Under the existing settlement Google would gain a monopoly of orphaned works. Academics open letter to the judge argues for orphaned works to revert to public domain.

Wikileaks: Classified US, Japan amp; EU ACTA trade agreement drafts 2009. Now search, copy, link http://tr.im/iKJM

OpenSecrets.org Goes OpenData. 200 million govt data records. Campaign finance, lobbying, more http://tr.im/iKBr

Paid Content: Hyperlocal Sites Ready To Fill Lost Newspapers’ Vacancy—Except For One Thing http://tr.im/iI4D

Wikileaks:Secret US, EU, Japan, Aus, Canada intellectual property trade agreement leaked http://tinyurl.com/wlacta

Sunlight labs APIs http://sunlightlabs.com/appsforamerica/ Competition, prizes for developing accountability apps for Congress.

Sunlight Foundation: Mockup of real-time lobbying disclosure http://tr.im/iGjr

Links to 11th April

Nick Carr article on Google and newspapers: http://tinyurl.com/d6e29d Right again.

Science Commons argue for public domain. A public benefit over proposed Open Database license http://tr.im/iC5e

Liking Nambu, Mac social messaging client. 3 pane interface difficult to beat. Better text legibility than others http://tr.im/iC4J

DiggBar blocking for WordPress, Greasemonkey, EE. John Gruber http://tr.im/iB6U Why? http://tr.im/iB6A

Open Rights Group Statebook: because knowledge is power http://twurl.nl/q10wn5

Associated Press vs Google “The AP’s Desperate Attempt To Outlaw Search Engine Links” http://tinyurl.com/csvtt8

Just say no to <frameset> John Gruber How to block the Diggbar http://tr.im/iyhC

Public Knowledge: 3 strikes law rejected by French parliament http://tr.im/iygW

Press Association cancels graduate multimedia training scheme http://tr.im/iweC

HADOPI voted out by French Assembly – http://is.gd/rzSh #threestrikes

Links to 2nd April

  1. Featured Artists Coalition – ‘extend copyright, if rights revert to artists after 50 years’ via out-law http://bit.ly/2hNEhy 

  2. Traffic stats from Stockholm via torrentfreakhttp://bit.ly/6k1w9
  3. Torrentfreak on first day of new Swedish Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive anti-piracy lawhttp://bit.ly/c3jja 

  4. RT @guardiantech: Google and Bebo consider opting out of Phorm http://bit.ly/hPpOW
  5. Peter Suber, SPARC: 25 Myths About Open Access -http://bit.ly/1997Vb via @glynmoody
  6. RT @Joscelyn: “Why Copyright Extensions are Bad for Artists”http://tinyurl.com/c9llq8 (via @CopyrightLaw) 

  7. EFF: Every Vote Counts: the EU Copyright Term Extension Battle Heats Up. 11 countries vote against extensionhttp://bit.ly/hNSNz 

  8. Digital Britain: Consumer Group Opposes Rights Agency ‘lack of due process’ http://bit.ly/s3jrg 

  9. Crafting an Effective Copyright Law. Society for Computers & Law lecture online http://bit.ly/15oe4 

  10. Ars Technica: Publishers cut book sharing deal with Scribdhttp://bit.ly/12zJg <some publishers, some journalists, get it>3/3 

  11. Scribd to Times: Whatever happened to Fact Checking?http://bit.ly/X52E (not in Times comments) 2/3 

  12. Times: Authors fight free books site Scribd for ‘pirating’ their work http://bit.ly/FUKr 1/3 

  13. Digital Britain: who commented? What did they say?http://bit.ly/ktN4E