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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.8 Earlier this month, over a hundred politicians, journalists and campaigners attended the launch of the first European Civil Liberties Day – 15 April at the European Parliament. Organised by the Liberals and Democrats group (ALDE), the event featured speeches from MEPs and NGOs on human rights and the protection of… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.8 On 15 April 2009 EDRi signed, together with other 50 organisations representing the civil society from around the world, the Global Civil Society Statement in support of Petition for a Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) at ICANN. The petition sent by the Non-Commercial User Constituency (NCUC) will create an organizational structure… » read more

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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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EP needs to protect users’ rights in the Telecom Package! French National Assembly votes for the three strikes law European Parliament asks for respect of human rights on the Internet Extended copyright term for sound recordings pushed back Behavioural targeting at the European Consumer Summit Second PrivacyOS Conference Phorm – under scrutiny at the European… » read more

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Big Brother Awards 2009

Article published in EDRi-gram 7.7 – 8 April 2009 The French Big Brother Awards ceremony, or ‘Orwell Party’, was held this year on Saturday 4 April. The 2009 edition awarded 12 of the 35 nominees, in 6 categories, one of them being the positive ‘Voltaire Award’. Armand Mattelart, a renowned professor of Information and Communication… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.7 – 8 April 2009 The new developments on the Telecom Package over the last two weeks, with the approval of a new text in the IMCO (Internal Market Committee) of the European Parliament (EP) and the initiation of the trialogue between EU Council, the European Commission and the Parliament in… » read more

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EDRi-gram 7.6

Telecom Package in second reading – dangerous amendments Extension of copyright term postponed in the European Parliament German Police searches the homes of the wikileaks.de domain owner Data sharing legislation pulled by the UK government France: Three strikes law debated by the General Assembly European Parliament wants more transparency on ACTA Germany: Data retention is… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.6 Several alarming amendments to the Telecom Package second reading in the European Parliament are to be voted on 31 March 2009 by ITRE/IMCO committee. The amendments are meant to give additional control to the entertainment industry, telecoms and IT security companies over the Internet. An agreement on several delicate issues… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.6 The German Police searched the homes of Theodor Reppe, the owner of the domain name wikileaks.de, alleging he was under investigation for “distribution of pornographic material” and “discovery of evidence” The seven police officers in Dresden and four in Jena having performed the searches in the evening of 24 March… » read more

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