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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Europe's new lobbying rules are timid, shameless say transparency orgs | Ars Technica UK - 0 views

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    "Top European lawmakers on Wednesday promised to raise the curtain on meetings with lobbyists, but transparency organisations scoffed at their "timid," "disappointing," and "shameless" proposals."
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    "Top European lawmakers on Wednesday promised to raise the curtain on meetings with lobbyists, but transparency organisations scoffed at their "timid," "disappointing," and "shameless" proposals."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Copyright Trolls Announce UK Anti-Piracy Invasion - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on October 2, 2015 C: 0 Breaking Tens of thousands of Internet subscribers are at risk of receiving piracy settlement demands after copyright trolls announced they are preparing to launch one of the largest ever anti-piracy campaigns in the UK. The new wave of enforcement actions is supported"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Google Scolds MPAA's "Cozy" Anti-Piracy Lobby in Court | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on July 1, 2015 C: 5 Breaking In a new filing at a Washington District Court, Google has called out the MPAA for its "cozy" relationship with the Mississippi General Attorney. In addition to helping him draft anti-piracy measures, Google highlights that the Hollywood group organized fundraisers, donated money, and sent rather jovial emails to the Attorney General's staff. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries | Claire Provost and Matt... - 1 views

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      [# ! Simon Durrant via Another Angry Voice x FB]
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    "Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control"
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    "Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Despite Throwing Money At Congress, Comcast Finds Merger Support Hard To Come By | Tech... - 0 views

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      # ! It would be fine If it'd mark the beginning of the end # ! of lobbying so the start of clean politics...
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    [from the money-can't-buy-you-love dept Poor Comcast. Despite throwing millions of dollars at think tanks, consultants, PR reps, editorial writers, various front groups and a myriad of other policy tendrils, genuine, meaningful support for the company's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is still apparently hard to come by. ...]
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    [from the money-can't-buy-you-love dept Poor Comcast. Despite throwing millions of dollars at think tanks, consultants, PR reps, editorial writers, various front groups and a myriad of other policy tendrils, genuine, meaningful support for the company's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is still apparently hard to come by. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

#howgoogleworks: Why did the Federal Trade Commission ignore staff recommendations to p... - 0 views

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    "OK, now that you've stopped laughing, that's not a trick question. We all know why Google has never been prosecuted by the U.S. government. One way or another, they buy their way out of it through Google's unprecedented network of lobbyists, fake academics and shadowy nonprofits like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge."
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    "OK, now that you've stopped laughing, that's not a trick question. We all know why Google has never been prosecuted by the U.S. government. One way or another, they buy their way out of it through Google's unprecedented network of lobbyists, fake academics and shadowy nonprofits like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

gainst all odds, the FCC voted for the Internet, but.. - 0 views

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    [... cable companies are strong in Congress. Cable giants have been lobbying Congress for years. Now they're asking for big favors. We have to stop them. Find out if your leaders work for you, or your cable company. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Big Telecom tried to kill net neutrality before it was even a concept | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "Opinion: Millions spent on campaigns, lobbying in bid to avoid common carrier label. by Donny Shaw Feb 15, 2015 6:00 pm UTC"
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    "Opinion: Millions spent on campaigns, lobbying in bid to avoid common carrier label. by Donny Shaw Feb 15, 2015 6:00 pm UTC"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Silicon Valley startups discover power of political lobbying | ITworld - 0 views

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    "They might be masters of innovation in some areas, but startups like Airbnb, Uber, Sidecar and Fitbit are finding that when it comes to Washington, D.C., the old ways are the best." # ! Hadn't we agreed that # ! ... #lobbying was going to be #banned, as it was #biasing # ! #politics towards the side of 'payers', #violating #voters' will... # ! ...and the spirit of politics itself?
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    "They might be masters of innovation in some areas, but startups like Airbnb, Uber, Sidecar and Fitbit are finding that when it comes to Washington, D.C., the old ways are the best."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Record Biz Wants To Tax Brits For Copying Their Own Music | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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      # ! For when some exigencies to the recording industry … like diminishing prices and increasing, as much the quality of the works like the respect to the public…?
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      # ! as if there weren't already enough taxes...
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    [Several music industry organizations in the UK have launched an application for a judicial review after the government passed legislation allowing citizens to copy their own music for personal use. The group says that in order for the system to be fair, the public must pay a new tax. ...] # ! Definitely... # ! ... '#Music #watchmen' -th@se who persecute aficionad@s # ! just for #sharing- are 'watching' for everything BUT The Music... # ! Let's The #sharing #protect -effectively- the #Culture... (# ! perhaps, 'someone' thinks we don't pay enough taxes yet... # ! ...while Billions 'disappear' yearly from the public coffers....)
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    [Several music industry organizations in the UK have launched an application for a judicial review after the government passed legislation allowing citizens to copy their own music for personal use. The group says that in order for the system to be fair, the public must pay a new tax. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Hey UK: Jailing File-Sharers for Years is Shameful | TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Andy on November 16, 2014 C: 51 Breaking Admins and uploaders know the risks, but when otherwise good citizens go to jail for sharing files it's a horrible moment for all involved. This week two young men from the UK were locked up for years, one for his acts as a teenager several years ago. What a complete and utter waste of life." [# What's Next...? # ! #Life #imprisonment for #government critics? # ! #Death #Penalty for blogging on social issues...? # ! #Law must represent #Justice, not #companies' #income # ! #statements]
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    " Andy on November 16, 2014 C: 51 Breaking Admins and uploaders know the risks, but when otherwise good citizens go to jail for sharing files it's a horrible moment for all involved. This week two young men from the UK were locked up for years, one for his acts as a teenager several years ago. What a complete and utter waste of life."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Congressional Research Service Shows Hollywood Is Thriving | Techdirt - 0 views

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    [... Recently, Senator Ron Wyden asked CRS if it could explore the state of the movie industry today as compared to 1995 on a variety of different criteria. You can read the full report embedded below, but here are a few key points. First off, despite the industry's regular attempt to play up its contribution to GDP and employment, the report found that the combined GDP contribution of both the "motion picture and sound recording" industries was a whopping 0.4% in 2009. Back in 1995... it was also 0.4%. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Lobbies on dataprotection - La Quadrature du Net - 0 views

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    [This page lists the different lobbies' s documents calling for an extensive definition of personal data, upon the revision of the data protection directive (see the ITRE draft opinion on the Proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation). The indicated month is when the position has been sent to Members of the European Parliament. ]
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