Sunday's Link Roundup
By webmink on Feb 21, 2009
- Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police
US Republicans declare war on DHCP (not sure they realise that, mind you). What's with all these attempts to outlaw normal use of the internet? Where are they coming from? I never hear anyone complaining about normal internet use in my social or business circles. I have to assume this is another surfacing of a global campaign by the copyright/patent lobby.
- Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir
- Al-Qaeda founder launches fierce attack on Osama bin Laden
"Twenty years ago, Dr Fadl became al-Qaeda's intellectual figurehead with a crucial book setting out the rationale for global jihad against the West. Today, however, he believes the murder of innocent people is both contrary to Islam and a strategic error."
- An Important Message From The Global Entertainment Industry
"That's why we need the power to ban you from the Internet - because our copyrights are worth more than your human rights." Extreme? About to happen in New Zealand, you're next. S92A Copyright Blackout Day, Monday.
- Britain's no-photographing-cops law: even the cops hate it
Just remind me one more time, who was it that actually wanted this law that's just a license to harass dissenters and investigators?
- Quick argument summary
Neil Gaiman's argument about why the Kindle reading-aloud function should not be a problem (unless you are a rights-obsessed control freak who resents anyone having any freedoms they've not paid you for).