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Peer-to-peer searching and sharing of electronic documents -- Paul Stacey (october 2004)

http://arrow.dit.ie

"Peer-to-peer systems have existed since the first incarnation of the Internet. In recent times the Internet has taken on a more hierarchical form, power has been taken away from the individual and placed in the hands of operators of large servers. However, with the re-emergence of p2p the individual is gaining more freedom.

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Design in a P2P world: interview by Julien McHardy

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"I met Julien McHardy, who is doing a master thesis at the Glasgow School of Art on the role of design in the creation of creative communities, during my lecture at the Urban Learning Space where I was invited by Yvonne Kincaid in April 2008.

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EFF Releases "Switzerland" ISP Testing Tool

http://www.eff.org

"San Francisco - Hours before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to take action against Comcast for violating the FCC's net neutrality principles, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is releasing "Switzerland," a software tool for customers to test the integrity of their Internet communications..." -- (Switzerland is free software licensed under the GPL)

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Speak out against ACTA

http://www.fsf.org

ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is a proposed enforcement treaty between United States, the European Community, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Mexico, with Canada set to join any day now.

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GNUnet 0.8.0 released

http://lists.gnu.org

"We are pleased to announce the release of GNUnet 0.8.0. This release adds various major new features [...] -- GNUnet is a secure, trust-based peer-to-peer framework. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing. GNUnet's primary design goals are to protect the privacy of its users and to guard itself against attacks or abuse.

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Secure Calling Initiative Reaches Second Milestone

http://lxer.com

"...GNU Telephony Secure Calling is intended to make it both possible, and easy, for individuals, private organizations, and public institutions to deploy secure realtime voice and video communications (VoIP) both in closed and openly accessible networks, and to do so in a manner which helps make passive and warrantless communication intercept of private communication a thing of the past.

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New lines of contention: Information Commons vs. New Enclosures

http://p2pfoundation.net

"...It is this intensive effort at the private appropriation of knowledge that has created different movements of resistance. The free software movement, the movements of farmers against biopiracy in seeds and animal and vegetal types, where Western corporations are privatizing the fruits of thousands of year of communal cooperation; the movement of patients and developmental organizations for access to reasonably priced medicines and medical knowledge; the movement for free access to scientific publications, are all related reactions to these New Enclosures.

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RIAA Proxy Breaks IP Laws to Steal Shareaza

http://torrentfreak.com

Latest on the RIAA front: Using a French SPPF lawsuit to take the domain name, an industry authorized and 'liaised' iMesh subsidiary has rebranded their 'legal' paid P2P/spyware under false pretenses with Shareaza's copyrighted material, wrongly registered for Shareaza's trademark, and threatened it's volunteers for opposing.

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Maine law students vs the RIAA

http://www.p2pnet.net

“... 'This could be the true beginning of the end for the RIAA in its attempts to bring students to heel, turning them into compliant consumers of corporate product under threat of legal persecution and severe financial penalties no student can afford.' ..."

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RMS: canada v. RIAA

http://www.stallman.org

"A Canadian study found that P2P music sharing leads people to buy more CDs — just the opposite of what the advocates of DRM claim..."

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France to block peer-to-peer traffic

http://www.vnunet.com

"A new directive in France could see peer-to-peer users cut off if they continue to share files. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by some French ISPs, the recording industry and the French government under which ISPs will hand over data on who is using file sharing networks to a new government agency..."

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Is there an enemy in peer production? 1) Stefan Meretz

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...Workers and capitalists are opposed to each other, but not antagonistic. They fulfill (of course: opposite) roles inside a common framework of self-valualisation of capital (”making more money from money”). A free society is a society, were this “framework” (based on the alienated cybernetic self-valualisation) has qualitatively changed. — This btw.

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Comcast Sued Over BitTorrent Blocking - UPDATED

http://blog.wired.com

"A California man filed suit in state court Tuesday against internet service provider Comcast, arguing that the company's secret use of technology to limit peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent violates federal computer fraud laws, their user contracts and anti-fraudulent advertising statutes..."

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Open Source Alternatives To Geek Squad

http://www.intranetjournal.com

Best Buy's Geek Squad has certainly enjoyed its share of press in recent months. But I found some amusing things about some of their policies -- which were recently leaked to the public (thanks to a link found at Digg.com). The policies demonstrate that the "agents" are expected to make legal judgment calls regarding such applications as P2P options.

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