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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

#KeepItOn - Access Now - 0 views

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    "This December, world leaders will meet in Mexico to discuss the future of the internet. We're going to be there calling on them to put an end to internet shutdowns."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

A Paranoid Surveillance State Is Not What Will Keep Americans Safe | Alternet [# ! Note... - 0 views

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    "The lessons we should have learned from post-9/11 government overreach. By Karen J. Greenberg / TomDispatch "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MPAA Boss: Europe's Geo Unblocking Plans Threaten Movie Industry - TorrentFreak [# ! Note] - 0 views

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    " By Ernesto on June 23, 2016 C: 170 News MPAA Chairman and CEO Chris Dodd fears that Europe's plans to limit geo-blocking will "cause great harm" to the movie industry. In a keynote address at the CineEurope convention, Dodd warned that broad access to movies and TV-shows will result in fewer films and higher prices for consumers."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Intl. Day Against DRM is Tuesday -- share this graphic now | Defective by Design - 0 views

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    "Submitted by Zak Rogoff on April 29, 2016 - 8:54am Just a quick reminder that the International Day Against DRM is coming up this Tuesday, May 3rd. This is the tenth anniversary of the Day, and we're burning the candle at both ends, winding for up for a momentous day of "
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    "Submitted by Zak Rogoff on April 29, 2016 - 8:54am Just a quick reminder that the International Day Against DRM is coming up this Tuesday, May 3rd. This is the tenth anniversary of the Day, and we're burning the candle at both ends, winding for up for a momentous day of "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Join the Battle for Net Neutrality - 0 views

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    "Congress is trying to sneak language into a budget bill that would take away the FCC's ability to enforce the net neutrality rules we worked hard to pass, undermining everything we did to protect the open Internet. Thousands of calls and emails will nip this in the bud - contact Congress now! "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Pirate Party Beats Iceland's Government Coalition in the Polls - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on October 23, 2015 C: 23 Breaking The Pirate Party in Iceland continues to gain support, causing a revolution in the local political arena. According to the latest poll the party now has over a third of all votes in the country, beating the current Government coalition."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Avaaz - US Congress: Stop the TPP - 0 views

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    "sign the petition To US Congress and all legislators voting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement: As concerned global citizens, we call on you to vote no on the the Trans-Pacific Partnership and to reject any plans that limit our governments' power to regulate in the public interest. The TPP is a threat to democracy, undermining national sovereignty, workers' rights, environmental protections and Internet freedom. We urge you to reject this corporate takeover. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

More Closed-Door Meetings, a New Chief Transparency Officer, and Growing International ... - 0 views

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    "Over the past month, trade officials have been frantically working to resolve outstanding disagreements over provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the midst of speculation that the deal is in deep trouble."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Trade 4 People - October 2015 International Days of Action against TTIP, CETA, TiSA and... - 0 views

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    "October 10 - 17, 2015 On the International Days of Action we want to send out a loud and clear signal against four trade and investment deals that threaten our democratic rights, food sovereignty, jobs and the environment. These agreements are TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, between the US and EU), TPP (Transpacific Partnership, between the US, Canada and various Asian countries), TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement, numerous parties) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, between the EU and Canada). To find out more, please read our Call to Action and refer to the texts and videos in the resources section."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Pirate Bay Helps Puts Sweden on the Map, Govt. Agency Says | TorrentFreak [# Note] - 0 views

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      # ! 'Thank God' The Pirate Bay Helps Some@ne. # ! (... more than is told...)
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    [ By Andy on May 18, 2015 C: 0 Breaking According to a government agency responsible for promoting Sweden overseas, the country has several major brands to thank when it comes to being recognized on the world stage. In addition to car makers Volvo and furniture store IKEA, interest in Sweden has been boosted thanks to the notorious Pirate Bay. But the file-sharing fun doesn't end there. ...]
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    [ By Andy on May 18, 2015 C: 0 Breaking According to a government agency responsible for promoting Sweden overseas, the country has several major brands to thank when it comes to being recognized on the world stage. In addition to car makers Volvo and furniture store IKEA, interest in Sweden has been boosted thanks to the notorious Pirate Bay. But the file-sharing fun doesn't end there. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

International Day Against DRM is Wednesday, May 6th 2015 | Defective by Design - 0 views

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    "On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, activists across the world will come together to say no to Digital Restrictions Management. You can read about last year's actions here. Day Against DRM 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh See how you can get involved leading up to the Day, by planning an event or an individual action."
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    "On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, activists across the world will come together to say no to Digital Restrictions Management. You can read about last year's actions here. Day Against DRM 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh See how you can get involved leading up to the Day, by planning an event or an individual action."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Awful Spanish Copyright Law May Be Stalled Waiting For EU Court Ruling On Plans To Chan... - 0 views

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    "from the stopping-good-ideas,-stopping-bad-ideas dept Techdirt has written about Spain's new copyright law a couple of times. There, we concentrated on the "Google tax" that threatens the digital commons and open access in that country. But alongside this extremely foolish idea, there was another good one: getting rid of the anachronistic levy on recording devices that was supposed to "compensate" for private copying (as if any such compensation were needed), and paying collecting societies directly out of Spain's state budget. "
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    "from the stopping-good-ideas,-stopping-bad-ideas dept Techdirt has written about Spain's new copyright law a couple of times. There, we concentrated on the "Google tax" that threatens the digital commons and open access in that country. But alongside this extremely foolish idea, there was another good one: getting rid of the anachronistic levy on recording devices that was supposed to "compensate" for private copying (as if any such compensation were needed), and paying collecting societies directly out of Spain's state budget. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Spain's Ill-Conceived 'Google Tax' Law Likely To Cause Immense Damage To Digital Common... - 1 views

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    [# ! another international ridicule] "from the digital-cluelessness dept Techdirt recently wrote about Spain's imminent and almost unbelievably foolish new copyright law designed to prop up old and failing business models in the publishing sector. Mike mentioned that it was potentially disastrous for things like fair use, Creative Commons and public domain material"
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    [# ! another international ridicule] "from the digital-cluelessness dept Techdirt recently wrote about Spain's imminent and almost unbelievably foolish new copyright law designed to prop up old and failing business models in the publishing sector. Mike mentioned that it was potentially disastrous for things like fair use, Creative Commons and public domain material"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

International Day Against DRM is Tuesday, May 6th | Defective by Design - 0 views

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    Save This Date. For The Future... ...Of YOUR OWN DATA, YOUR OWN MEDIA...
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Make copyright compatible with the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cu... - 0 views

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    "January 26, 2014 By Ante I just made a personal submission to the Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules. I used the You can fix copyright website. Very handy, thanks! I added an attachment, see below or pdf, in which I argue that copyright law has to be made compatible with the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveilla... - 1 views

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    "Final version 10 July 2013 As technologies that facilitate State surveillance of communications advance, States are failing to ensure that laws and regulations related to communications surveillance adhere to international human rights and adequately protect the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. This document attempts to explain how international human rights law applies in the current digital environment, particularly in light of the increase in and changes to communications surveillance technologies and techniques. These principles can provide civil society groups, industry, States and others with a framework to evaluate whether current or proposed surveillance laws and practices are consistent with human rights. These principles are the outcome of a global consultation with civil society groups, industry and international experts in communications surveillance law, policy and technology."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

There's an International Plan to Censor the Internet in the Works -- Let's Stop It in I... - 1 views

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    " Media AlterNet / By Thanh Lam comments_image 76 COMMENTS There's an International Plan to Censor the Internet in the Works -- Let's Stop It in Its Tracks How the Trans Pacific Partnership making its way through Washington seriously undermines citizens' rights to participate in a free and open Internet. October 14, 2013 | "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveilla... - 1 views

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    "Final version 10 July 2013 As technologies that facilitate State surveillance of communications advance, States are failing to ensure that laws and regulations related to communications surveillance adhere to international human rights and adequately protect the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. This document attempts to explain how international human rights law applies in the current digital environment, particularly in light of the increase in and changes to communications surveillance technologies and techniques. These principles can provide civil society groups, industry, States and others with a framework to evaluate whether current or proposed surveillance laws and practices are consistent with human rights."
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