This Week In Techdirt History: July 24th – 30th


from the five-10-fifteen dept

Five Yrs In the past

This 7 days in 2017, Senator Wyden was in search of answers about how lots of moments People have been focused by 1 of the minimum-discussed NSA surveillance systems, when we famous the silence from tech firms as the clock ticked down on Part 702 renewal (when freshly released files showed even a lot more violations by the NSA). On an additional front, Wyden was arguing that the FCC is both incompetent or lying about the alleged DDoS assault, and Senator Markey was receiving annoyed by Ajit Pai’s justifications for killing net neutrality protections. More than 190 engineers and tech specialists also signed a letter telling the FCC it was useless mistaken about net neutrality.

10 A long time In the past

This week in 2012, the Wall Road Journal drew the ire of industry experts when it introduced a terrible misrepresentation of the heritage of the online, and didn’t problem any corrections even soon after remaining told by Vint Cerf and Xerox that the story was just basic completely wrong. The Obama administration was nevertheless stalling a treaty developed to assistance the blind obtain copyrighted is effective, RIAA was functioning on its backdoor prepare to use the “six strikes” technique to slice men and women off from the net, and a court docket reported the State Division could go on pretending documents leaked by Wikileaks had been still magic formula. In the meantime, the branches of the Mexican governing administration ended up nonetheless fighting about their disagreement on ACTA.

Fifteen Yrs Ago

This week in 2007, inventors and patent attorneys sued the USPTO more than a supposedly unqualified appointment, the EFF sued Universal Audio over a copyright takedown in what would come to be widely known as the Dancing Toddler situation, and Prince (who created the tunes at concern in that circumstance) was embracing new new music distribution approaches. The RIAA was pushing a analyze generating the silly claim that radio is lousy for music, even though a proposed modification to the Increased Training Reauthorization Act would drive faculties to do the RIAA’s bidding or lose funding. Above in the Uk, luckily, the federal government rejected the thought of extending copyrights for performance royalties on tunes.

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