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As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations round their final curve, we need to prevent another round of global copyright term extensions that could harm innovation and creativity online. 
Send a message to your trade minister now at StoptheSecrecy.net

Article by Parker Higgins for EFF

 

Can you go to jail for learning encryption? In Ethiopia, you can. Here's why this is so problematic and so messed up: 

Article by Sarah Myers West for EFF

The simple act of taking steps to protect oneself online is enough to send a journalist to jail, according to charges issued by Ethiopian prosecutors in several cases to be heard this week. An Ethiopian court will soon hand down verdicts in a number of cases where criminal charges could be assessed for attending or applying to attend Internet security training.

A little over a week ago we saw the final vote on a report on copyright that has been winding through European Parliament for the last 6 months. So, what was the outcome?

Well, the final decision mirrored what Internet users have been telling us throughout our work on the Save the Link project: we have a right to link, and any regulations that restrict this right will be met with fierce opposition.

 

The Internet was never meant to be a tool for governments to spy on the private lives of everybody. Let's hope more courts agree with that. 

Article by James Welch for the Huffington Post

Last year, despite the shadow of the Snowden revelations looming large, the Coalition Government opted to pave the way for yet more unchecked surveillance, by rushing so-called "emergency" legislation into law inside a matter of days.

At last some postive news from the UK regarding surveillance!

Article by Owen Bowcott for the Guardian

The high court has found that emergency surveillance legislation introduced by the coalition government last year is unlawful.

We can all be affected by the 'link tax'. The freedom to link is the freedom to express ourselves and access information. Speak out at SaveTheLink.org

Article by Javier Sarda for Newsletter Breeze

I am not a lawyer.

I don’t understand well some of the legal aspects currently being discussed under the copyright reform in Europe.

Although there's a long way to go in the UK, this shows the government can and will respond to public pressure demanding individuals' privacy be respected.

Article by Julia Powles for The Guardian

Less than 5% of nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google to selectively remove links to online information concern criminals, politicians and high-profile public figures, the Guardian has learned, with more than 95% of requests coming from everyday members of the public.

Or you could get sued!

Article by Kieren McCarthy for The Register

Updated The organisers of the Pan American Games in Toronto, which start this week, require that people seek formal permission to link to its website at toronto2015.org.

The TPP could break our digital future, yet some large tech companies decided to back it. Speak out now at StoptheSecrecy.net

Article by Jeremy Malcolm for EFF

The Internet market is evolving to the point where cities are now considering bringing their residents gigabit-speed internet connections. This approach is also a great opportunity to help drag the traditional ISPs out of the status quo.

Article by Colin Neagle for Network World

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