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Near-Final ACTA Text is a Counterfeit of Democracy

http://www.laquadrature.net

The release of this text should not give the illusion of transparency by hiding the fact that the whole negotiation process was carried on out of public scrutiny. Moreover, ACTA could profoundly alter the Internet ecosystem by turning technical intermediaries into a copyright police of the Net.

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Gallo report adopted: A stab in the back of citizens' freedoms

http://www.laquadrature.net

The Gallo report is an illustration of the will of the entertainment industry to try to impose private copyright police and justice of the Net

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State of open source software in finnish schools

http://flosse.blogging.fi

To be honest, for a couple of years now I have been pretty skeptical about the future of Free and Open Source software in Finnish schools and education sector in general. In Finland we have a lot of open source expertise and know-how. We have developers. I also assume that majority of the (liberally) higher educated people in Finland, at least know what is "Open Source" and "Linux".

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ACTA leaks - but secret squirrel stays secret

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Just who is the bad apple at the ACTA negotiations, excluding the public and forcing discussions between the parties to be held in secret?

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Could the EU walk away from ACTA?

http://www.michaelgeist.ca

Over the past week, I have had several posts on ACTA in the wake of the most recent leaked text, including a scorecard on the major remaining areas of disagreement, one assessing the growing rift between the U.S. and E.U., Canadian positions on ACTA, the changed U.S. position on anti-circumvention rules, and a look at geographical indications, a key issue for the EU.

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EU Authorities: Implementation of Net Surveillance Directive Is Unlawful

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In a landmark announcement issued today, the data protection officials across the European Union found that the way that EU Member States have implemented the data retention obligations in the 2006 EU Data Retention Directive is unlawful.

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European IT Chief Slams Proprietary Software

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Neelie Kroes is no lightweight when it comes to open v. closed software. She spent six years as Europe's head trust-buster, and in that time, collected billions from proprietary software makers who sought to corner the market with their closed-source wares. When she spoke, big software — and everybody else — listened. In February, Ms.

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Neelie Kroes (EU Commissioner): 'Openness at the heart of the EU Digital Agenda'

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Exactly two years ago I spoke about interoperability and standards here in Brussels. Here is a brief overview...

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European Commissioner: "Choosing open standards is a very smart business decision"

http://www.h-online.com

Neelie Kroes favours open standards, recognition of industry standards bodies and open source in her role as European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

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Open standards and interoperability -- two cheers for EU ICT ministers

http://blogs.fsfe.org

The EU's member states have just thrown their weight behind the principles of Open Standards and interoperability. At a meeting of the ministers for telecommunication and information society in Granada, Spain, the ministers of the 27 EU member states yesterday issued the Granada Ministerial Declaration on the European Digital Agenda.

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European Parliament slams digital copyright treaty

http://news.cnet.com

By a remarkable vote of 633 to 13, the Parliament rebuked European negotiators who have been drafting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a series of confidential meetings around the globe. No version of the document has been disclosed by the participants, which include the United States, the European Commission, Japan, and Canada.

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Microsoft Not Only Broke the Law in Europe, So Browser Ballot Should Become International

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A new push for the Web browser ballot to be deployed on all Windows installers/OEM PCs; other abuses of Microsoft in Europe

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EU Data Privacy Official Slams Copyright Talks

http://www.internetnews.com

Leaked documents indicate international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement talks moving toward heightened enforcement role for ISPs.

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Dedication to Open Source and Open Standards Threatened in Leaked EU EIF Document

http://www.cmswire.com

In order for real communication to happen, especially among people from different regions and dialects (let alone people from different countries and languages altogether), terms have to be clearly defined so that everyone is starting from the same point. The problem with such definitions is that the devil really is in the details.

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Why the EU's "browser ballot" is a bad idea

http://blogs.zdnet.com

While I believe that browser diversification is a good thing, I feel that approached used here is a flawed one, and will make Windows user more vulnerable to malware.

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