Links to 30th April


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

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


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

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

EU Telecoms Package

EU telecoms vote 5th May: find your MEP

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

Reuters: EU reaches draft deal over Telecoms Package –

IPtegrity: New EU Council threat to Internet users rights

Telecoms Package: Council of EU imposing Net Discrimination in Europe

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


Kindle readers are older = newspaper readers via Niemanlab

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

Google Deadline Delayed Four Months as Steinbeck Motion Granted

Consolidation in the EBook Market: Amazon Acquires Stanza

User interface

TinyRead firefox addon improves reading on the web

TinyRead browser bookmarklet also improves reading web pages on mobiles


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

Education – JISC podcast on aims and background to JISC/Academy Open Educational Resources Pilot Programme

Huge, categorised list of opencourseware – something for everyone

The Independent: UK Universities student satisfaction ratings

Connected University report

Journalism 2.0

Journalism 2.0: Don’t Throw Out the Baby





Links to 26th April

Digital Britain

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

The #digitalbritain unconference website is now live:

Full Digital Britain Summit proceedings uploaded video & transcripts.

Discussion of content, copyright, new business models is this ‘poetry’ session

Google News

Google news timeline searchable timeline. Multiple sources.

Google news map: another interface for Google news

Journalism, 1939

The Orwell Diaries

Web publishing

The professional skills every government web publisher should have


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


EU telecoms vote 5th May: find your MEP

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

European Parliament backs 70-year copyright term for sound recordings

IP minister rules out ‘three strikes’ disconnection law



Links to 22nd April

Press complaint: Nick Davies tells MPs of smear threat from newspaper

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

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

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

EU telecoms vote: Amendment 138 saved – but not the Internet –

Dan Gillmore Berkman Center talk: Why media consumers, not just creators, need to be active users

UK mobile operators blocking Pirate Bay

EU copyright extension vote:

FT editorial: Do not enclose the cultural commons

Wednesday: last day to tell your MEPs: Do not enclose the cultural commons – 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%.

See who won Apps for America

Dan Kennedy: Newspapers won’t be saved by charging for content online

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

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

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

Berkman Centre lecture: Law for a Flat World: Building Legal Infrastructure for the New Economy

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

NYT: Message Machine Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand

Roundup of coverage on Google book settlement & orphan works

Decentralized moderation is the chat room savior

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

Paper. Miranda Mowbray: Cloud computing and the law

What are the Legal Implications of Cloud Computing? –

Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest

NESTA publishes Attacking the Recession report on how a more innovative economy can beat the recession:

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

BERR has never said Phorm is fully compliant with UK legislation

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

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

Stephen Downes: Blackboard patent application, all 57 claims rejected

Open educational materials by other means? Universities and Freedom of Information requests

Peter Brantley of Internet Archive on the Google Books Settlement

How to have your say through public consultations

Another way to improve government documents: better writing

Daily Kos: where we get our information not Associated Press 

Objection to Google Scanning Settlement Filed

Links to 17th April

Why the Pirate Bay verdict is GOOD for piracy – analysis from Evgeny Morozov

British Library Google generation research download

Google bringing pay-per-view to YouTube

Goverment announces RIPA review in wake of EU threat

Open Knowledge Foundation wiki OKcon 09 was good

Papers from the 5th Communia workshop #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”

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

Life after death? The Soviet system in British higher (not Open Access)

Why eliminate the peer-review of baseline grants? All about the cost of peer review

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

“France to have second vote on Internet piracy law”

New Report from Pew: The Internet’s Role in Campaign 2008

Internet Advertising Bureau “Good Practice Principles” on Behavioural Targeting Supported by OFCOM CEO

Travel organizer has a new iPhone app Tripit API supports OAuth

ccLearn Recommendations: Increase Funding Impact to launch in May. Slashdot and

Cost of peer review exceeds the cost of giving every researcher a grant –

EU Commissioner – Protecting privacy in the digital age

Links to 14th April

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

Public Knowledge explains the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). What it is and why it matters.

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

Phorm: European Commission concerned the UK does not have an independent national supervisory authority dealing with interceptions.

OUT-LAW: UK’s privacy laws illegally inadequate, says Europe

Alan Mutter: Newspaper web sales lag by every measure.<Wrong kind of advertising>

Newspapers and the internet: Web metrics and the false impression of the power of online. UK pages: 17% viewed online

Nieman journalism lab: only 3% of newspaper reading is online

Goldman Sachs argues “Facts about Goldman Sachs” blog infringes intellectual property rights (Banking Times).

“Intervene in the Google Books Settlement” 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 Goes OpenData. 200 million govt data records. Campaign finance, lobbying, more

Paid Content: Hyperlocal Sites Ready To Fill Lost Newspapers’ Vacancy—Except For One Thing

Wikileaks:Secret US, EU, Japan, Aus, Canada intellectual property trade agreement leaked

Sunlight labs APIs Competition, prizes for developing accountability apps for Congress.

Sunlight Foundation: Mockup of real-time lobbying disclosure