Argentine philosophy professor Horacio Potel faces criminal charges and a possible jail sentence for posting translations of Jaques Derrida’s work to his website for his students. Via Boing Boing http://bit.ly/u38aD and http://bit.ly/ZLPTg More http://bit.ly/2OL2D
New Zealand scraps Controversial ’3 Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Law which would have led to alleged copyright infringers being disconnected from the internet http://tinyurl.com/d86ra6
A major new report published by the Rowntree Trust on the database state via Open Democracy http://is.gd/owLG
guardiantech: Channel 4′s 4ip fund invests in discussion tool Yoosk http://bit.ly/10KIt ‘famous people. you ask. we connect. they answer’ Based in Warwickshire and Vietnam. About Yoosk . Download pdf http://yoosk.com/about-us.aspx
Music Week on Digital Rights Agency http://tinyurl.com/cbskeh. Geoff Taylor of the BPI would like government enforcement against filesharing, but cheaper.
“…the [digital] rights agency is ‘an answer looking for a question’…without a clear remit or responsibility.” http://bit.ly/dright
No case for copyright extension on sound recordings. Academics’ letter to Times. http://bit.ly/1ilR3r
Downloadable font formats for the Web (article): http://dbaron.org/log/20090317-fonts An example of thinking about how the rights of creators can be respected without resorting to DRM. Exactly the kind of pragmatic discussion we should be having about other forms of creative work.