Bonum Certa Men Certa

The Silencing of Critics of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Media and in Blogs

Bristows continues to delete comments critical of/opposing the Unitary Patent (UP) regime, not just in British blogs but also in European blogs like Kluwer Patent Blog

There will be no opposition to UPC if we simply delete all of it



Summary: Team UPC, or few parasitic entities that stand to benefit (profit) from patent trolls (preying on a high-damage court system at the heart of Europe), continues to 'sanitise' the Web by removing informed voices that are critical of UPC, often referred to as Unitary Patent

JOINING Brian Cordery (Bristows) with a 'Stalin Award' we now have his colleague Annsley Merelle Ward, a UPC and trolls' 'mole' at IP Kat. When resistance cannot be tolerated, well... then maybe you have no compelling argument to begin with. I've actually received legal threats (demands of removal of posts) from a law firm which wants the UPC.



Further down in the comments section of an article we cited the other day there are many comments (very critical of the EPO but always polite, perhaps even too polite, maybe because those less polite got silently deleted).

"Being lawyers, they also like to lie about the censorship; nobody should miss the excuses later made by Brian Cordery (after he had been called out on it)."Mind the comment from "SergeAnt" as it suggests that Bristows staff are still (not for the first time) deleting comments they disagree with. It's rare for evidence of the censorship to become visible because the censors tend to delete not only dissenting voices but also voices that thereafter mention the deletion. The comment mentions this pro-trolls, pro-UPC nonsense from Annsley Merelle Ward (we already responded to that). Only one comment appears there and we assume that others got deleted by Annsley Merelle Ward, who simply could not tolerate opposing views (contradictory to her 'views' that are basically how she makes money).

Being lawyers, they also like to lie about the censorship; nobody should miss the excuses later made by Brian Cordery (after he had been called out on it).

"Maybe the nickname "AmeriKat" is suggestive of loyalty for press-gagging leaders and patent trolls from the US..."Why does this matter? Because blogs that write prolifically about UPC actively censor the debate, not just by giving the platform selectively (to pro-UPC people, who would profit from UPC) but also delete responses from readers. What kind of Soviet or Maoist mindset is this? It means that everything we read out there about UPC is doctored at several levels by those who stand to profit from UPC (we know at whose expense). Maybe the nickname "AmeriKat" is suggestive of loyalty for press-gagging leaders and patent trolls from the US...

SAD!

Speaking of censorship, on numerous occasions in the past we wrote about the German government's attitude towards UPC (Maas is a proponent) and the German's media complete and utter inability to question the UPC. A reader has just told us about "EPO news coverage in Germany" several things that we have not covered here before (we wrote about a dozen articles about German media's silence on EPO abuses). To quote:

I would like to bring some light on potentially one of the reasons for the lack of press coverage about EPO scandals. There is another scandal on the German soil and it has to do with the independence of the press and media. The scandal is IMHO as big as the Epo scandal. The non private television is currently controlled by big money ( a yearly budget of about 8 billions EURs) and government. Here is an article in English about the subject. Please note that all those who dare to be against this model of public TV system are labelled "right extremists". In the German media the only coverage about this opposition is exclusively in relation with right wing extremism. This is again a symptom of the Godwin law. All the people I know that are against such system are rather left....And the very same never covers EPO matters. I remember last year there was a SUEPO demo in front of the Isar building with an attendance of about 1000 persons. On the very same day there was another demo with about 40 participants in front of the same building. They were demonstrating against patents on life. The press coverage was huge for the second demo (TV, papers).


Here is the corresponding article which states: "The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party might best be known for its vocal opposition to the refugees that have flooded into the country and their disdain for the euro. But the party’s deputy chairwoman, Beatrix von Storch, also rails against the country’s decades-old mandatory public broadcasting tax that German households and businesses must pay even if they don’t own a radio or TV."

"EPO workers and stakeholders must ask themselves why the crackdown on dissent and disagreement to the UPC has gone as far as it has."Where is criticism of the UPC from state media? Has Germany got so much to gain from it that the state media is now in some sort of implicit collusion with Team UPC?

EPO workers and stakeholders must ask themselves why the crackdown on dissent and disagreement to the UPC has gone as far as it has.

Recent Techrights' Posts

Patriotism is OK, But We Need Facts and Reason, Not Blind Obedience to Authority
Very seldom in the history of human civilisation has groupthink proven to be of real merit
Gemini Links 16/06/2024: Hand Held Maneuvering Unit and Hugo Static Files
Links for the day
Removing the Tumour From IRC
looking back
Windows Sinking Below 13% Market Share in the Island of Jamaica
Microsoft's decline continues and will mostly likely continue indefinitely in Jamaica and its neighbours
 
Letting Microsoft systemd Manage /home Was a Terrible Idea All Along
systemd-tmpfiles, deleting /home
When You Touch One of Us You Touch All of Us
We have a principled, uncompromising stance on this matter
Links 16/06/2024: New Sanctions Against Russia, Fentanylware (TikTok) Causing More Problems
Links for the day
Social Control Media in Japan: Twitter (X) Has Collapsed, YouTube Rising (Apparently)
What a genius Mr. Musk is!
Windows Cleansed in South Africa (Already Hovering Around 10% Market Share)
Plus Microsoft's mass layoffs in Africa
[Meme] Satya Nadella's Windows PC RECALLS Not What He Did
Satya got lucky
Usage of Let's Encrypt in Geminispace Has Collapsed (That's a Good Thing!)
Ideally, or eventually, all capsules will sign their own certificates or have their own CA
North Macedonia: Windows Down From 99.2% to 28.5%
Last year it was even measured at 26%
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, June 15, 2024
IRC logs for Saturday, June 15, 2024
[Meme] The Free(dom) Software Engineer in European Elections
“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
Vista 11 Was 'Leaked' Exactly 3 Years Ago and This One Picture Says It All
how 'well' Vista 11 has done
A Smokescreen for Brad Smith
Maybe the key point was to say "Linux is not secure either" or "Windows and Linux are equally vulnerable", so don't bother dumping Microsoft
Links 15/06/2024: Microsoft's Intellectual Ventures Attacks Kubernetes With Software Patents, More Layoff Waves
Links for the day
Gemini Links 15/06/2024: On Lagrange and on YouTube Getting Worse
Links for the day
Edward Brocklesby: hacker received advance notice of zero-day vulnerabilities in MH and NMH email software
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
[Meme] Code Liberates Kids
Matthias Kirschner: I can't code, but I can write a book
In Armenia, Bing is Measured at 0.6%, About Ten Times Less Than Yandex
Bing will probably get mothballed in the coming years
[Meme] A Pack and Pact (Collusion Against Computer Users)
They never really cared about users, no more than drug dealers care about drug users...
GNU/Linux in Azerbaijan: From ~0.1% to 7%
Azerbaijan is around the same size as Portugal
Women in Free Software (FOSS) Need Action, Not Mere Words
the men who are loudest about women's rights are some of the very worst offenders
Embrace, Extend, Extinguish Minecraft
These folks should check out Minetest
Techrights Statement on Men Who Viciously Attack Women in Free Software
history shows women will win
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Friday, June 14, 2024
IRC logs for Friday, June 14, 2024
[Meme] People Who Cannot Find Gainful Employment Because of Their Poor Behaviour Online (Not the People Who Merely Call Them Out on It)
Imagine trying to become a lecturer while talking like this in public
You Too Would Get Nervous
countries where Windows is down to 2%
[Meme] The Two Phases (and Faces) of Microsofters
Microsofters: stalk IRC, then troll IRC
The 'Nobody Reads Techrights Anyway' Crowd
Send In the Clowns
Books in the Making
I intend to spend a considerable amount of time explaining what my family and I were subjected to for the 'crime' of promoting/covering Free software
Microsoft is Still Losing Malta
And GNU/Linux is doing well on laptops and desktops
Tux Machines: Third Party Impending
There will be more next week
Links 14/06/2024: Microsoft Layoffs in the News Again, East-West Conflict/Tensions Update
Links for the day
Links 14/06/2024: Comments on the Death of Email and Lagrange Commentary
Links for the day
Dutch Government Appoints Microsofters to Combat "OSS Fetishism"
What corruption looks like
Microsoft's Collapse in Africa and Shutdown of Entire 'Development Centre'
Unlike what Microsoft claimed in face-saving statements
[Meme] Not Your Typical IRC Troll and Harasser
I say, let's punch nazis...
GNU/Linux's Journey in Qatar: From 0.1% to Over 3%
Windows is no longer an important contender there
Secret Contracts and Corpses
The media pretends it's just some generic "IT" issue, but it is not
Bing Has Run Out of Time and Microsoft Might Dismantle It (Save a Financial Miracle)
How much more of investors' money is Microsoft willing to throw in the trash?
Statement on Antisemitism in Our IRC Network and in Social Control Media
In an ideal world nobody would have to be banned from IRC
Gemini Links 14/06/2024: Ads vs. Content, Why Aliases Are Har
Links for the day
Vista 11 Has Fallen in Switzerland, a Country That is More Microsoft Friendly Than Most of Europe
GNU/Linux rose to its highest level there in almost half a decade
Microsoft is Dying in Africa
Based on the Central African Republic, which "is around the same size as France"
[Meme] Microsoft in Africa
Are you telling me Windows is now down to 1% 'market share' in some countries?
Management of the European Patent Office Misleads Staff on Views of the Office's Staff Committee
The EPO as a workplace very rapidly deteriorates
[Meme] Newer is Worse
"They say those are New Ways of Working (NWoW); New does not mean better, it is worse"
Microsoft Needs to be Banned From Contracts, Including Government Contracts, Not Just for Security Failings But for Criminal Negligence, Corruption, and Fatal Cover-ups
How many deaths will it take for Microsoft to face real, effective scrutiny rather than kid gloves treatment?
Links 14/06/2024: Violence, Famines, and Montana Has More Cows Than People
Links for the day
Microsoft Telecom Layoffs, Facebook Layoffs in Africa: A Month After Microsoft's Mass Layoffs in Lagos (Nigeria) Facebook/Meta Does the Same and Microsoft is Now Retreating and Quitting an Entire Sector! (Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch)
Disasters in the making for GAFAM. Money down the drain.
Papua New Guinea: GNU/Linux Growing, Windows Down Below 15%
it seems indisputable there's headway and momentum
"Planets" Cannot Replace Social Control Media, They're Very Much Akin to It (Censorship Hubs, Gatekeepers)
Don't be subjected to gaslighting; make your own OPML file
Topics That Truly Irritate and Consistently Infuriate the Microsofters (Whenever We Cover These)
Censoring uncomfortable information is a difficult activity that has its limits, even in Reddit
Honduras: Vista 11 Down, GNU/Linux Up
Valve sees GNU/Linux as bigger than Apple's MacOS
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Thursday, June 13, 2024
IRC logs for Thursday, June 13, 2024
LibrePlanet 2024 and the Lost Video/Audio of Talks
After the event was over someone informed us that due to technical issues they had lost (or failed to acquire) recordings of the talks
Choosing Between Options to Outsource to Evades the Best Solution (Self-Hosting)
Most users don't need this sort of complexity
IBM Layoffs at Kyndryl
This can soon spill over to Red Hat
Turkmenistan: GNU/Linux Leaps Past 5% This Month?
This is how statCounter sees it
Watch This Space
what matters most is not the volume or quantity of publications but their underlying depth and quality