links for 2010-02-25
By webmink on Feb 24, 2010
Very welcome - and beuatifully-constructed - from Europe's data protection supremo. While we should not let up pressure on transparency and on three-strikes, it may be time to start spotlighting some of the other evil in the leaked drafts, such as unlimited search powers at borders, criminalisation of infringements, internet access logging and international application of the DMCA.
Various EU politicians have worked out that "three-strikes" arouses hatred in voters. All the same, the motivation in introducing the legislation is to clear the ground for ratification of ACTA, so we need to stay vigilant as this is almost certainly window-dressing.
While I expect this will make a bunch of fundamentalists gag (including Dawkinians), I found this discussion interesting and timely. We have spent too long treating "spiritual" and "sacred" as words indicating a response to the passive, but everything I've ever admired in the inner life has related to creativity and creation. Worth reading even if just to disagree!
I am trying to investigate what is going on here - I do hope this is a mistake.