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Article published in EDRi-gram 7.8 The ITRE – Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament (EP) has voted in the evening of 21 April 2009 on the Trautmann report and has reintroduced amendment 138. However some of the amendments approved by the ITRE committee are still endangering the network neutrality principle. The ITRE… » read more

No to copyright extension

The European Parliament is being asked to nearly double the term of copyright afforded to sound recordings. Industry lobbyists suggest that extending copyright term will help increase the welfare of performers and session musicians. But the Term Extension Directive, which will be voted on by the Legal Affairs Committee in a few weeks’ time, will… » read more

Published in EDRi-gram 6.19 The Bergamo Criminal Court overrules the seizure, but establishes a case law that is a violation of civil rights. On 16 August 2008 ALCEI reported to the Italian Data Protection Authority the violations of law contained in the pre-emptive seizure order issued by the Justice for preliminary investigation of the Bergamo… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 6.17 On 2 September 2008, EDRi-member Association for Technology and Internet – APTI Romania organized an event to announce the availability of the localized Creative Commons (CC) licences. The event was organized with the help of the Center for Independent Journalism and HI-Q band and gathered users of the CC licences,… » read more

In the latest issue of EDRi-gram 6.12 – we are discussing about open standards & support from EU Commissioner, an Italian blog blocked by Police and the deal between the French state & ISPs in blocking websites. EU Competition Commissioner backs open standards in eGovernment France obtained ISPs support in blocking illegal sites UK MPs… » read more

See the other EDRi-gram news from issue 6.5 – 12 March 2008 Commissioner Charlie McCreevy’s announcement in February 2008 that he proposes to nearly double the term of copyright protection for sound recordings from 50 to 95 years came as a shock to UK digital rights campaigners. Back in 2006, here in the UK, the… » read more

This is the title of the first COMMUNIA Workshop that will take place on Friday 18 January 2008. Admission is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Official info : Organized by and held at Politecnico di Torino this event takes aim at the international debate about the “digital commons” and […]… » read more

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