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Privacy 2013: Why. When. How --- a talk by Werner Koch2013-08-05 23:05
Updated: 2013-08-26 12:16
A couple days ago Sylvain (<http://www.beuc.net>) asked me to proofread his transcription of the latest talk by Werner Koch (<http://werner.eifelkommune.de/>). That was an occasion for listening carefully to what Werner has to say about electronic communication privacy in the global police state. Following his speech while paying attention to the text was instructive for me and, I think, a good use of my time. Werner is very competent on the subject: he’s a security expert and, as you probably know, the main author of GPG (<http://gnupg.org>). [Werner Koch speaking] Werner speaking: a frame from the video, CC-BY-SA <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/>. I’ve known [...] Read more
Tags: english, gnu, politics, privacy, security, talk

European unitary patent amendments2012-12-10 13:17
Updated: 2012-12-11 19:40
Please call the Members of the European Parliament right now, asking them to support amendments 74 and 76 on the Unitary Patent directive. <http://call.unitary-patent.eu/campaign/call2/unitary-patent-plenary-12-2012?setlang=en> • Amendment 74 restates that software is not patentable, as already expressed by the European Parliament in 2003 and 2005; • amendment 76 makes explicit the legislator’s control, in particular the European Parliament’s. Without this amendment the European Patent Office would not be accountable to enforce any limit on patentability, thus opening the door to unlimited US-style patenting of abstract ideas including pure software. All amendments, including 74 and 76: <http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+AMD+A7-2012-0001+071-078+DOC+PDF+V0//EN> The plenary vote will take [...] Read more
Tags: english, europe, gnu, politics, software-patents

ACTA as a test for democracy in Europe2012-02-11 02:01
Updated: 2012-02-14 13:27
The conflict couldn’t be more clear. On one side you have the copyright and patent lobbies pushing for even more draconian measures against private behavior, more limitations to freedom of expression, and more power for them on top of what they already have in this war of the rich against the poor. On the other side, of course, there is the public interest. Seeing what the European Parliament does on this occasion will be a test of its worth: will another European institution bend to the pressure of rich lobbies, or will it respect its democratic mandate? Will it prove [...] Read more
Tags: acta, censorship, english, politics

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