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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.8 The ITRE – Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament (EP) has voted in the evening of 21 April 2009 on the Trautmann report and has reintroduced amendment 138. However some of the amendments approved by the ITRE committee are still endangering the network neutrality principle. The ITRE… » read more

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No to copyright extension

The European Parliament is being asked to nearly double the term of copyright afforded to sound recordings. Industry lobbyists suggest that extending copyright term will help increase the welfare of performers and session musicians. But the Term Extension Directive, which will be voted on by the Legal Affairs Committee in a few weeks’ time, will… » read more

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Published in EDRi-gram 6.19 The Bergamo Criminal Court overrules the seizure, but establishes a case law that is a violation of civil rights. On 16 August 2008 ALCEI reported to the Italian Data Protection Authority the violations of law contained in the pre-emptive seizure order issued by the Justice for preliminary investigation of the Bergamo… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.17 Creative Commons evangelist and acclaimed author Cory Doctorow announced today the release of his new book, Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future. Content is exactly what it claims to be – 28 essays on “everything from copyright and DRM to the layout of… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.17 On 2 September 2008, EDRi-member Association for Technology and Internet – APTI Romania organized an event to announce the availability of the localized Creative Commons (CC) licences. The event was organized with the help of the Center for Independent Journalism and HI-Q band and gathered users of the CC licences,… » read more

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In the latest issue of EDRi-gram 6.12 – we are discussing about open standards & support from EU Commissioner, an Italian blog blocked by Police and the deal between the French state & ISPs in blocking websites. EU Competition Commissioner backs open standards in eGovernment France obtained ISPs support in blocking illegal sites UK MPs… » read more

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Since I’ve been busy in the past weeks, I am copying here the agenda of the past 3 issues of EDRi-gram, maybe you are interested in the topic. You can subscribe via email, free of charge to this biweekly newsletter on digital civil right. Hungarian Data Retention Law – challenged at the Constitutional Court Social… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.11 Veni Markovski from EDRi-member ISOC Bulgaria reports on his blog on the first case when the CreativeCommons Licence was upheld in court in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian blogger Elenko Elenkov filed a lawsuit against the newspaper “24 hours” for having used one of his photos, licenced under the CreativeCommons BY-SA, in… » read more

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