Digital Civil Rights in Europe

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 Electronic Frontier Finland’s (Effi’s) ‘shadow report’ on the Finnish e-voting pilot has been translated into English and is available now on Electronic Frontier Finland web pages. The original Finnish version was published on 19 June 2008. The English version has been updated to include commentary on the University of Turku… » 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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This summer EC is looking to get more ideas on regulation ICT & others: 1. The Commission has opened a consultation by 31 Juy 2008 on Age verification. Cross media rating and classification. Online social networking The purpose of the public consultation is to gather the knowledge and views of all relevant stakeholders (including public… » 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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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.11 Czech Parliament is close to approving the data retention implementation as an Act amending the Electronic Communications Act (127/2005 Coll.). Due to the early introduction of the data retention obligation in the text of the 2005 Act, the current amending draft law implementing the data retention directive is more specific.… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.11 Lex Orwell, a law proposal for total surveillance, is urgently being pushed to a vote on 17 June 2008 by national security hawks in the peaceful Kingdom of Sweden. It will mandate the “NSA franchise”, the FRA, to turn its forest of parabola ears and world’s 5th largest super computer… » read more

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Article published in EDRi-gram 6.7 EDRi-member Chaos Computer Club (CCC) – Germany has published in the latest issue of their magazine Die Datenschleuder the fingerprint of one of the best known proponents of digital fingerprints in passports – Mr. Wolfgang Schäuble, the German Minister of Internal Affairs. The fingerprint has been printed on a plastic… » read more

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