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Links to 13th June

 

The week in links
Education resources, open access, copyright, bad research and lobbying, life without newspapers- insight from the1940s, Twitter hype vs the numbers, browser innovation, Digital Britain, life without broadband, French anti-filesharing law overturned.

The week in links

Education resources, open access, copyright, bad research and lobbying, life without newspapers- insight from the1940s, Twitter hype vs the numbers, browser innovation, Digital Britain, life without broadband, French anti-filesharing law overturned.

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Digital Britain Reports

For the last week I’ve been occupied with a new blog which tracks news coverage in the lead up to publication of Lord Carter’s final Digital Britain report. The report will be published on Tuesday 16th June and announced in Parliament by the new Minister, Ben Bradshaw, in the afternoon.

On Wednesday 17th Lord Carter will present his recommendations in Birmingham at the International Conference Centre and at an Unconference event with liveblogging at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth. I’ll be there.

Digital Britain Reports

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Links to 6th May

US Senate

Sunlight Foundation: Senate posts votes in XML  http://bit.ly/Il7hF

Europe Telecoms Package #telecomspackage #EU

OUT-LAW: European Parliament vetoes telecoms reform, demands court order for ISP disconnection http://tinyurl.com/dd82gb

LaQuadrature: Amendment 138/46 adopted again. Internet is a fundamental right in Europe. http://tr.im/kDjJ

EU vote: Trautman Citizens Rights amendments adopted! EU parliament live http://tr.im/kDg6 

Malcolm Harbour account of EU telecoms packagehttp://tr.im/kCGV Detailed rebuttal http://www.blackouteurope.eu/

Last Chance to Save the European Internet –http://bit.ly/1Y9fT there’s a vote tomorrow which may kill net neutrality.

Why you should lobby your MEP to vote for the Citizens Rights Amendment to Telecoms Package vote on May 6th http://tr.im/kw28 #EU#telecoms

URGENT: Ask MEPs to adopt Citizens’ Rights Amendments on May the 6th Telecoms Package vote http://tr.im/kvXT

Political memory: MEP voting Rapport Lambrinidis on strengthening security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet http://tr.im/kvJm

Consultation

Unofficial translation into plain English of Home Office consultation on changes to internet privacy & ISP record keeping by Simply Understood  http://tr.im/kvFQ

Copyright

UK: Report: Copyright – what is the future for education and research? http://tinyurl.com/d2uv3g

NYTimes: “E.U. to Hear Proposal for Cross-Border Net Copyright” http://tinyurl.com/c92saz

Journalism

Future of Journalism congressional hearing streaming live now http://bit.ly/ovjSH

Local news, with context: Matt Thompson unveils his innovative, “context-rich” news site in Columbia, Mo.http://tr.im/knM8

Technology

Apple product speculation: How the Apple iPad Could Kill the Kindle. PCmag http://tr.im/kGk5

iPhone Newspapers app, Sun removed by Apple because of  page 3 http://tr.im/kA56 50 newspapers for £0.59

Clean Up Your Twitter Account With Nest Unclutterer http://tinyurl.com/cp5rjn farewell, spambabes

How to Watch Hulu Around the World http://tinyurl.com/dfy6jp End of geoblocking.

The new, big-screen Kindle, Plastic Logic reader and newspaper subscriptions http://tr.im/kpKj<tethered devices, too late?>

E-Books: Amazon Plans Academic Push With New Kindle http://tinyurl.com/canj96 reports Wall Street Journal

Apple Submits New Spec for Live Streaming to IETF http://bit.ly/wiMKa

Digital Britain

Lord Carter hints that mobile networks could deliver the Digital Britain plan –http://tinyurl.com/c33bd5

Birmingham Digital Britain Unconference http://tr.im/kwRefind yours here http://tr.im/kwRz report http://tr.im/kwT5#dbuc09#digitalbritain

The main themes from the first digitalbritainunconference meeting from Cameron Neylon http://tr.im/kr1o

Notes from the RAL Digital Britain Unconference http://digitalbritainunconf… #dbuc09 #digitalbritain

Digital Britain unconference at RAL Oxford. Thanks Cameron Neylon for organising. Find yours at http://tr.im/khMu

Digital Britain Unconferences

Unconferences so far: Oxfordshire, Humberside, London. Cambridge next

Note for the Birmingham Unconference

Preparation: it would help if people could read the report from the Oxford unconference beforehand. They may want to develop some of those themes or introduce new ones. I can report back on the first meeting. http://digitalbritainunconference.wordpress.com/

Reporting from the London unconference should be available shortly.

Suggest we use the Write To Reply version of DB report for reference http://writetoreply.org/digitalbritain/

There is some danger of fragmentation into numerous wikis and blogs. If people would link to the digitalbritainunconference.wordpress.com and writetoreply.org sites it would provide a point of contact for people joining the discussion.

Outcomes

We need to develop a coherent response by 15th for feedback to DB from all the unconferences.

Then, recognising that the final DB report is not going to match aspirations of users or producers in the digital media sector, start thinking about

1.what kind of ongoing campaign will be needed to influence policy in UK and EU 

2.what we can do ourselves to implement a social and economic vision for the Web.