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04.13.14

Copyright News: DRM, Censorship, Megaupload, Hypocrisy, and Impact on the Internet

Posted in News Roundup at 3:40 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

DRM

Censorship and Links

Megaupload

Hypocrisy

  • 39% of Film Industry Professionals are Movie & TV Show Pirates

    Every month, reports condemn the general public for downloading movies and TV shows without permission, but perhaps those industries need to look a little closer to home. A new survey among film industry professionals suggests that almost 40% have downloaded movies and TV shows illegally.

Internet

  • The Next Five Years Could Determine Our Liberties

    There’s a European Election coming up. Voting starts in about one month, with the main election days on May 22-25. We’ve had many victories as activists and concerned citizens in the past five years to defend the net and its liberty, but the main showdown looks like it’ll come down in the next five years. Your vote is going to matter.

  • On The 20th Anniversary – An Oral History of Netscape’s Founding

    On April 4th, 1994, Mosaic Communications Corporation was officially incorporated as a going concern. If you don’t recognize the name, that’s because the company would eventually change its name to Netscape Communications Corporation when the University of Illinois (which owned the trademark on the name Mosaic) threatened legal action.

  • My thoughts on NETmundial and the Future of Internet Governance

    As the European Commission clearly stated in its Communication on Internet Policy and Governance of 12 February 2014, conflicting visions on the future of the Internet and on how to strengthen its multistakeholder governance in a sustainable manner have intensified recently. The next two years will be critical in redrawing the global map of Internet governance. Europe must contribute to finding a credible way forward for global internet governance; it must play a strong role in defining how the internet is run and ensuring it remains a single, un-fragmented network.

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