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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Copyright Troll Backs Down When Faced With Exposure - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " By Andy on November 9, 2016 C: 1 News Companies that make money from threatening alleged file-sharers are known for their bullying tactics but those who are prepared to fight back can enjoy success. A letter sent by a defense lawyer to the copyright trolls behind the movie London Has Fallen provides an excellent and highly entertaining example. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Wordpress.com - Is Wordpress Down Right Now? - 0 views

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    " wordpress.com screenshot WordpressWebsite Name: wordpress.comURL Checked: 7.22 ms.Response Time: More than a week agoLast Down: UP Wordpress.com is UP and reachable. The website is probably down just for you..."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Russian Copyright Law Allows Entire News Site To Be Shut Down Over A Single Copied Arti... - 0 views

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    "from the funny-how-that-works dept We've noted for a long time now that copyright laws are regularly used as a tool for censorship. In Russia, abusing copyright law for censorship and to harass political opponents has become standard. Remember how the Russian government teamed up with Microsoft to use questionable copyright claims to intimidate government critics? And then how the MPAA gleefully got into bed with Russia's media censor to celebrate copyright? Of course, Russia also expanded its ability to use copyright to censor the internet, following pressure from short-sighted US diplomats, demanding that Russia better "respect" copyright laws. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Support for huge transatlantic trade deal TTIP plummets in both US and Germany | Ars Te... - 0 views

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      # ! Feel the Power of the Pe@ple shaaring information and actions over tha (chased) Internet...
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    " Public support for the huge Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, which have been running for nearly three years now, has plummeted. A new study from the Bertelsmann Foundation, the largest private non-profit foundation in Germany, suggests that both the German and US publics are much more sceptical about its promised benefits than they were two years ago. ..."
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    " Public support for the huge Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, which have been running for nearly three years now, has plummeted. A new study from the Bertelsmann Foundation, the largest private non-profit foundation in Germany, suggests that both the German and US publics are much more sceptical about its promised benefits than they were two years ago. ..."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Movie Studios Shut Down New Popcorn Time Alternative, But Not For Long - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " y Ernesto on November 20, 2015 C: 5 News The popularity of Popcorn Time has triggered the release of several streaming websites that mimic the features of the popular application in a web browser. This is a cause of great concern for the major movie studios, resulting in what appears to be a never-ending game of whack-a-mole. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Grooveshark is back online, days after being shut down for good | BGR - 0 views

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    @JacobSiegal "But that's not the end of the story. On Tuesday, I received an email from someone calling himself Shark - an individual connected to Grooveshark who has assembled a team to bring the site back to life."
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    @JacobSiegal "But that's not the end of the story. On Tuesday, I received an email from someone calling himself Shark - an individual connected to Grooveshark who has assembled a team to bring the site back to life."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Code Shutting Down - InternetNews. - 0 views

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    "It wasn't Google shooting itself in the foot that is the prime cause of Google Code's demise, but rather the extreme success of Github. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Why Record Labels Want Kim Dotcom's Album Taken Down | TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    "...The above is concerning for several reasons. First of all, it shows that IFPI and others don't verify the legitimacy of their takedown notices. This means that pranksters can easily get them to censor legitimate content. ..."
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    "...The above is concerning for several reasons. First of all, it shows that IFPI and others don't verify the legitimacy of their takedown notices. This means that pranksters can easily get them to censor legitimate content. ..."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

EU high court strikes down metadata collection law | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    "Citizens made to feel that they "are the subject of constant surveillance." by Cyrus Farivar - Apr 8 2014, 4:25pm CEST"
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    Just finished reading the court's opinion. I can only wish that the U.S. government had such fine-tuned respect for civil rights Not quoted in the linked article, but opinion paragraph 68 is very bad news for U.S. service providers: "In the second place, it should be added that that directive does not require the data in question to be retained within the European Union, with the result that it cannot be held that the control, explicitly required by Article 8(3) of the Charter, by an independent authority of compliance with the requirements of protection and security, as referred to in the two previous paragraphs, is fully ensured. Such a control, carried out on the basis of EU law, is an essential component of the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data (see, to that effect, Case C-614/10 Commission v Austria EU:C:2012:631, paragraph 37).". The Court is holding, in other words, that an E.U. network *must* be created that can prevent user's data from being transported outside the E.U., that user's data retained for law enforcement or national defense purposes cannot be transmitted or stored outside the E.U. It will take awhile for this to be transposed into national laws. But this is very good news for folks in the E.U. and for civil libertarians globally.
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