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Links to 22nd April

Press complaint: Nick Davies tells MPs of smear threat from newspaper www.guardian.co.uk

US forces used almost 20,000 rounds of “non-lethal” ammo/CS gas on Iraqis in 2007-2008 secure.wikileaks.org

The Weapons That Kill Civilians — Deaths of Children and Noncombatants in Iraq, 2003–.. www.docuticker.com

Oxford University Press Releases Lessons from the Identity Trail Anonymity, Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society Under CC License creativecommons.org

EU telecoms vote: Amendment 138 saved – but not the Internet – www.iptegrity.com

Dan Gillmore Berkman Center talk: Why media consumers, not just creators, need to be active users cyber.law.harvard.edu

UK mobile operators blocking Pirate Bay  www.boingboing.net

EU copyright extension vote:

FT editorial: Do not enclose the cultural commons www.ft.com

Wednesday: last day to tell your MEPs: Do not enclose the cultural commons feedproxy.google.com

www.publicexperience.com – funded by MoJ, hosted by MySociety

Lobbying USA: 2008 return on investment for clients hiring only the PMA Group to get them earmarks was 2,703%. blog.sunlightfoundation.com

See who won Apps for America sunlightlabs.com

Dan Kennedy: Newspapers won’t be saved by charging for content online www.guardian.co.uk

Lessig review of Andrew Keen’s Cult of the Amateur. Enjoy! lessig.org

Ars Technica: Internet Archive, Google Book search, Open Content Alliance arstechnica.com

FT: When newspapers fold www.ft.com good state of the industry piece.

Berkman Centre lecture: Law for a Flat World: Building Legal Infrastructure for the New Economy cyber.law.harvard.edu

Video was a crucial component of David Barstow’s Pulitzer-winning “Message Machine” series. See it here: www.nytimes.com

NYT: Message Machine Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand www.nytimes.com

Roundup of coverage on Google book settlement & orphan works www.bitsbook.com

Decentralized moderation is the chat room savior ajcann.posterous.com

Important post by Scoble on the last meal the newspapers are giving away scobleizer.com

Paper. Miranda Mowbray: Cloud computing and the law www.law.ed.ac.uk

What are the Legal Implications of Cloud Computing? – www.computerworlduk.com

Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest www.docuticker.com

NESTA publishes Attacking the Recession report on how a more innovative economy can beat the recession: www.nesta.org.uk

Internet Archive wants same terms with “orphan” books as Google gets. www.fictioncircus.com

BERR has never said Phorm is fully compliant with UK legislation www.openrightsgroup.org

Featured documentary: Good Copy, Bad Copy , featuring Girl Talk and lawyers talking rap. Also feat classic Lessig mixes, interviews, TPB, Nigerian film industry and Brazilian remixers video.google.com

40 culture feeds on Twitter. From Dan Colman, Open Culture www.openculture.com

Stephen Downes: Blackboard patent application, all 57 claims rejected www.downes.ca

Open educational materials by other means? Universities and Freedom of Information requests www.lexferenda.com

Peter Brantley of Internet Archive on the Google Books Settlement www.keionline.org

How to have your say through public consultations www.simplyunderstand.com

Another way to improve government documents: better writing www.simplyunderstand.com

Daily Kos: where we get our information www.dailykos.com not Associated Press 

Objection to Google Scanning Settlement Filed  www.resourceshelf.com

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Links to 17th April

Why the Pirate Bay verdict is GOOD for piracy – neteffect.foreignpolicy.com analysis from Evgeny Morozov

British Library Google generation research download www.bl.uk

Google bringing pay-per-view to YouTube news.cnet.com

Goverment announces RIPA review in wake of EU threat feedproxy.google.com

Open Knowledge Foundation wiki wiki.okfn.org OKcon 09 was good

Papers from the 5th Communia workshop communia-project.eu #communia Public data, science, IP, publishing, BBC archive, WIPO, public domain

Tom Watson MP Communia workshop speech What we need is an “easy-to-use licensing scheme for government data” www.tom-watson.co.uk

RIAA DRM Mashup Smackdown www.everythingismiscellaneous.com A competition to remix testimony on DRM. Fun with fair use.

Life after death? The Soviet system in British higher educationwww.inderscience.com (not Open Access)

Why eliminate the peer-review of baseline grants? All about the cost of peer review story.scienceblogs.com

“Election Copyright – They’re Playing Our Song” www.mediainstitute.org Conservative remixing vs artist’s moral right

“France to have second vote on Internet piracy law” www.reuters.com

New Report from Pew: The Internet’s Role in Campaign 2008 www.resourceshelf.com

Internet Advertising Bureau “Good Practice Principles” on Behavioural Targeting www.democraticmedia.org Supported by OFCOM CEO www.brandrepublic.com

Travel organizer Tripit.com has a new iPhone app www.tuaw.com Tripit API supports OAuth blog.oauth.net

ccLearn Recommendations: Increase Funding Impact creativecommons.org

Data.gov to launch in May. Slashdot news.slashdot.org and data.gov

Cost of peer review exceeds the cost of giving every researcher a grant – scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.com

EU Commissioner – Protecting privacy in the digital age www.openrightsgroup.org

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April 22, 2009 at 9:24 pm

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Twitter feed at take21 blog

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I added a Twitter feed to my other teaching blog at http://take21.wordpress.com/

Provides updates, usually  several a day. I will continue to produce a weekly digest of links from this feed for the present.

It’s a bit intermittent, but working at the moment.

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April 17, 2009 at 11:12 am

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The Pirate Bay: convictions

All four defendants in The Pirate Bay trial have been convicted and face 1 year prison sentences.

Torrentfeak

The Guardian

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April 17, 2009 at 10:56 am

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Digital Britain forum

The Digital Britain summit

Watch live stream http://digitalbritainforum.org.uk/

Numerous links to blogs, including Write To Reply. Live Twitter feed @digitalbritain

Gordon Brown, Peter Mandelson, OFCOM, cable companies -all the players.

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Links to 14th April

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British Library: 7,000 music, spoken word and environmental tracks for free listening. 9,000 more for UK Universities http://sounds.bl.uk/

Public Knowledge explains the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). What it is and why it matters.http://tr.im/iPWT

FT: Internet privacy: As Google launches ‘interest-based’ ads, consumers and regulators are increas.. summary of recent privacy and behavioural advertising issues http://tinyurl.com/cpkshf

Phorm: European Commission concerned the UK does not have an independent national supervisory authority dealing with interceptions. http://tr.im/iPb8

OUT-LAW: UK’s privacy laws illegally inadequate, says Europe http://tinyurl.com/cat666

Alan Mutter: Newspaper web sales lag by every measure.<Wrong kind of advertising>http://tr.im/iNnK

Newspapers and the internet: Web metrics and the false impression of the power of online. UK pages: 17% viewed online http://tr.im/iNjB

Nieman journalism lab: only 3% of newspaper reading is online http://tr.im/iNhX

Goldman Sachs argues “Facts about Goldman Sachs” blog infringes intellectual property rights http://is.gd/skWi (Banking Times).

“Intervene in the Google Books Settlement” http://tinyurl.com/cwdr7a Under the existing settlement Google would gain a monopoly of orphaned works. Academics open letter to the judge argues for orphaned works to revert to public domain.

Wikileaks: Classified US, Japan amp; EU ACTA trade agreement drafts 2009. Now search, copy, link http://tr.im/iKJM

OpenSecrets.org Goes OpenData. 200 million govt data records. Campaign finance, lobbying, more http://tr.im/iKBr

Paid Content: Hyperlocal Sites Ready To Fill Lost Newspapers’ Vacancy—Except For One Thing http://tr.im/iI4D

Wikileaks:Secret US, EU, Japan, Aus, Canada intellectual property trade agreement leaked http://tinyurl.com/wlacta

Sunlight labs APIs http://sunlightlabs.com/appsforamerica/ Competition, prizes for developing accountability apps for Congress.

Sunlight Foundation: Mockup of real-time lobbying disclosure http://tr.im/iGjr

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April 14, 2009 at 11:38 pm

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Links to 11th April

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Nick Carr article on Google and newspapers: http://tinyurl.com/d6e29d Right again.

Science Commons argue for public domain. A public benefit over proposed Open Database license http://tr.im/iC5e

Liking Nambu, Mac social messaging client. 3 pane interface difficult to beat. Better text legibility than others http://tr.im/iC4J

DiggBar blocking for WordPress, Greasemonkey, EE. John Gruber http://tr.im/iB6U Why? http://tr.im/iB6A

Open Rights Group Statebook: because knowledge is power http://twurl.nl/q10wn5

Associated Press vs Google “The AP’s Desperate Attempt To Outlaw Search Engine Links” http://tinyurl.com/csvtt8

Just say no to <frameset> John Gruber How to block the Diggbar http://tr.im/iyhC

Public Knowledge: 3 strikes law rejected by French parliament http://tr.im/iygW

Press Association cancels graduate multimedia training scheme http://tr.im/iweC

HADOPI voted out by French Assembly – http://is.gd/rzSh #threestrikes

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April 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm

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