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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

https://www.eff.org

Australians and New Zealanders will be expected to conform our laws with US copyright laws, yet we don't get to vote in US elections. The American Revolution was fought over this very same principle!

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How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation

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Even though the New York Times reported that the White House statement "all but kill[s] current versions of the legislation," the Senate is still poised to bring PIPA to the floor next week, and we can expect SOPA proponents in the House to try to revive the legislation—unless they get the message that these initiatives must stop, now.

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U.S. Continues to threaten Internet freedom

http://english.pravda.ru

Incredible - 800,000 signatures in a few days, Congress is dithering and a senator will vote to block the reading of our petition for a few hours! Let's get 1 million - sign the petition...

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Will ACTA Be Killed in the EU?

http://www.laquadrature.net

ACTA will lead to a situation where the decision of whether a given content and its use are legal or not is no longer in the hands of a judge, but falls under an automated censorship regime programmed by private parties. As a result, fair use and the right to a fair trial will be crushed.

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EFF Campaign Increases the Number of Tor Relays by 13.4%

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We launched our campaign on May 31, 2011 –and within days surpassed our goal of 100 new relays.

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Who and What Is On My Network? Probing Your Network with Linux

http://www.linux.com

Today we're going to explore the fine fun world of network discovery and find out who is on our network without ever leaving our comfortable chairs.

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EU's Main ACTA Supporter Caught Lying About ACTA

http://www.techdirt.com

As a few folks have submitted, EU Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht -- the main EU politician backing ACTA -- has been caught lying about ACTA.

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New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Members of the Business Software Alliance, which offer proprietary software, are apparently contesting this provision.

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Dark horse Attachmate buys Novell, Microsoft helps

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Attachmate has agreed to acquire Novell for $6.10 per share in cash. Attachmate, which got its start as a terminal emulation company in 1982, is privately held. Its primary owners are the private equity firms Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo.

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ACTA: An Outdated Agreement That Must Be Rejected

http://www.laquadrature.net

ACTA's bias and lack of legitimacy should compel the legislative bodies of the negotiating countries to strongly oppose its ratification and acknowledge the necessity to reform patent and copyright law.

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Weekend Project: Analyze Your Network with Wireshark

http://www.linux.com

Without any special hardware or reconfiguration, it can capture live data going in and out over any of your box's network interfaces: Ethernet, WiFi, PPP, loopback, even USB.

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Alvaro asks 9 questions to the Commission about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency

http://www.digitalmajority.org

Alexander Alvaro (ALDE) has asked 9 questions about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency, or the access by the INTA committee to the drafts documents. He is also asking about changes to substantive patent law (read software patents here).

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EU to push patent-free eGovernment

http://www.euractiv.com

The European Union is on the cusp of writing public procurement rules which favour patent- and royalty-free technologies, according to software giants who argue that the rules echo Chinese public procurement laws.

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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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COICA amended, still threatens Internet security

http://blog.internetgovernance.org

Under the current text, ISPs would likely have to forgo secure DNS resolution for its end customers in order to comply with COICA orders. This is anathema to the stated purpose of DNSSEC

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