Three Strikes Approach Rejected By Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Gov't Seeks Censorship Plan Instead - http://bit.ly/vbSURb </sigh>
LiMux—Free Software for Munich - http://bit.ly/t50mcy fab, detailed history of this key project (v @jjkaraganis)#linux
Open Access Is Spreading -- But Is It Really Open Access? - http://bit.ly/s4fXfF er, probably not #licensing
“Spanish Napster” Victorious As Court Rejects Major Label Copyright Case - http://bit.ly/vUoqMj hugely important win #spain
EC Toughens Checks as China Fails to Stop #GM Rice Contamination - http://bit.ly/sRrbwa probably unstoppable; time to abolish gene patents
#RIAA's Report Card on #Google's Anti-Piracy Policies - http://bit.ly/tPKzxM hilarious: "Stop Self-Serving Alarmist Rhetoric" (v @jonbains)
Source: #Groupon Doesn’t Have The Cash to Build Its New Data Center - http://bit.ly/ufhwoF anyone else think this will end in tears?
RECAP & UPDATE: the Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court - http://bit.ly/szPtAv good summary of a real mess
The Myth of the Unintended Infringer in #SOPA and PIPA - http://bit.ly/s80jZ5 good point from Paul Vixie
Apache's Open Letter to the #ODF Ecosystem - http://bit.ly/vg2dNY "we seek to offer a neutral and powerful collaboration opportunity" #asf
How #Twitter Stores 250 Million Tweets a Day Using #MySQL - http://bit.ly/tR4Xn0 great data point for #opensource (v @gnat)
The Open Access Movement is disorganized; this must not continue - http://bit.ly/viHyXK "we need an Open Access Institute": yes #oa
BT Joins the Patent Hall of Shame - http://bit.ly/uVUOb0 does #BT really want to be hated...*again*? #android #patents
New Anti-#SOPA Song & Crowdsourced Video From Dan Bull - http://bit.ly/u2Eb4m totally fab: do listen and pass it on
Open Humanities Working Group Update - http://bit.ly/saUw3U "now have a blog to help coordinate all of the projects in the humanities:"
Dell and China's Baidu launch new smartphone - http://bit.ly/sk9ixC "uses the "Baidu Yi" platform, which is compatible with Android app"
RT @FelixTreguer#Gallo says waiting for EUCJ opinion on #ACTA would be too long & "disastrous" for the EU economy... #dogmatism >>what rot
Invisible #Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen - http://bit.ly/sclt0o #india becomes #china: sad
Postmarket Effects of Intellectual Monopoly - http://bit.ly/tOL7Jj why downloadable music is more expensive than CDs; nice analysis
Consistency of Korea-US Free Trade Agreement #Copyright Provisions with U.S. Law - http://bit.ly/rNqkJ0 interesting, unsurprising
Senado Mexicano se postra a los pies de la industria del copyright - http://bit.ly/thlTeb wow, this is seriously bad #leyDoring
Can the USPTO Be Sued Under the APA for Issuing Bad Patents? - http://bit.ly/vpJf6b now there's an idea...
OpenCorporates: 1 year on: 10 times bigger, masses more data… & a new #API - http://bit.ly/uzvY3r I predict great things for this #opendata
European Parliament opposes free ads for proprietary software on EU web sites - http://bit.ly/uM0t1R quite right (v @Sjig)#eu
Infographic Remix: #ACTA, Lethal Weapon Against your Rights! - http://bit.ly/rU84QE EU people: soon time to contact your MEPs
US Govt secretly snoops on your email - http://bit.ly/ugemzq the answer is clearly to write more, and more rubbish
Copyright law: no one understands it - http://bit.ly/s8LUoS not even lawyers, caught here using copyright pix without permission
Is America a Failing State? - http://bit.ly/uf7KYd and is the UK next in line?
EU patent gets Legal Affairs Committee green light - http://bit.ly/rK70P1 that's a pity; still nees european parliament approval
Statistik: Energieverbrauch Deutschlands sinkt kräftig - http://bit.ly/tXxCJS largely thanks to the weather, apparently #de
Learning from LiMux - http://bit.ly/uNSjM7 do we have the "formalized body of knowledge or best practices" we need yet? #linux #opensource
Indian farm suicides - key facts and figures - http://bit.ly/szDYmG terrible numbers, getting worse
Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Stolen From Dulwich Park - http://bit.ly/u6G9ip probably to be melted down; what pathetic individuals
HMRC: crack down on tax dodgers - http://bit.ly/tNPsI0 epetition to stop this ridiculous state of affairs
Sprint goes on the offensive with patent suit against cable - http://bit.ly/sPGlhF more patent madness: what a surprise
What #fairuse is for - http://bit.ly/sz2omS thoughts on the Authors’ Guild lawsuit against the Hathi Trust
Apple’s latest patent spells big trouble for competitors - http://bit.ly/s6NcAa another ridiculously obvious, easy to implement technique
Kindle Fire, Nook #Tablet pushing Android tablet share to 40 percent, predicts IDC - http://bit.ly/tt9YIo a prediction, but plausible
Cryptocat - http://bit.ly/tyujap "open source encrypted, private alternative to other services such as Facebook chat" (v @putt1ck)
Mozilla and Google Sign New Agreement for Default Search in Firefox - http://bit.ly/tXMK3D as some of us predicted (v @beltzner @paulrouget)
TEXTUS: an open source platform for working with collections of texts and metadata - http://bit.ly/tdahCJ sounds great; just needs writing
Veoh Still Perfectly Legal... But Also Still Dead Due To Bogus Copyright Lawsuit - http://bit.ly/rppmJc good ruling, but too late...
Twitter to open source code from newly-acquired Whisper Systems - http://bit.ly/tKduMi well done chaps
Best idea of 2011: Give control of Net content to group that sued a dead grandmother - http://bit.ly/uAh2wJ (v @normative @cybertheorist)