Links to 27th May

China, US

Internet Statistics: China logging on – interesting, v. diff profile from US

Digital Britain

Damian Tambini raises net neutrality as a potential loss in the Carter plan

Samknows: project to map UK Broadband notspots

Research shows there are 3 million UK homes that need faster broadband under gov plans

Slow broadband? or #notspot make your vote count here 


OUT-LAW: Companies and agencies move closer to EU-wide music market

New rate from PRS for streaming music

Brian Eno: A living art reborn ‘as one business folds, several others open up.’


Jack Schofield: avoid Twitter & Facebook phishing scams. OAuth hopeful

Last FM/CBS allegation rejects Techcrunch claims of illegal behaviour

Techcrunch challenges CBS/LastFM: deny sending user data to RIAA

Health, research, reporting

TES ‘Fast food makes kids stupid’ media research reports fail

How to read health news from NHS Behind the headlines

Ben Goldacre on recent bad reporting of health stories

Freedom of Information Act

Open Rights Group: comprehensive report on the application of the Freedom of Information Act over the last four years

BBC’s internal angst re Phorm (revealed by FOI request via )

Newspapers, blogs, journalism

Padraig Reidy: on free speech ISPs, libel & Nadine Dorries

Mail on Sunday court apology to Tom Watson MP over Draper emails allegation: entirely untrue

Browser enhancement, Google reader

Shane Richmond: Google Reader bundles  Lessig and Rheingold on the board. Browser dependent (FF or IE7) Comment alongside web pages, then share by tweet, email or RSS.

Creative & Science Commons

Open Innovation and IP – Creative & Science Commons discussed at NESTA – webcast now up

Open Access, Open Knowledge

Questions for the European Parliament from the research community concerning Open Access –

Slides, audio and photos from Open Knowledge 2009 are now available

Research Information Network developing a scholarly communications toolkit

Paying fees for open access publishing: strategic response needed | RIN