The Draft IPR Enforcement Directive — A Threat to Competition and to Liberty

(by Ross Anderson) http://www.fipr.org/copyright/draft-ipr-enforce.html

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

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German state fights Facebook over alleged privacy violations

Data protection commissioner says social network violates law by not allowing users to use a pseudonym A German state data protection agency has threatened Facebook’s billionaire founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with a €20,000 (£16,000) fine if Facebook does not allow Germans to have anonymous accounts on the social network. In letters to Zuckerberg in California, ...

Real Decreto 1657/2012: a collector’s piece for Spanish copyright enthusiasts

Update on the private copying levy in Spain (December, 8th, 2012). Link

European Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

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Why the Copyright Directive is Unimportant, and Possibly Invalid.

By Berndt Hugenholtz (also Published in the European Intellectual Property Review) ‘This is a breakthrough in what is a vitally important dossier’, said Internal Market Commissioner Frits Bolkestein directly after the Council of Ministers finally reached political agreement on the Copyright Directive.[1] A breakthrough, indeed. The initial proposal of a directive was tabled in December 1997[2] – ...

European Directive 2001/29/EC Harmonization of Copyright and Related rights in the Information Society

Also known as Directive InfoSoc. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2001:167:0010:0019:EN:PDF

Open Letter of the Civil Society to the European Parliament

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The Free Expression Policy Project

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Statewatch (monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe)

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