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


from the 5-ten-fifteen dept

Five A long time In the past

This week in 2017, Senator Wyden was trying to get responses about how lots of periods People in america have been targeted by a single of the minimum-mentioned NSA surveillance packages, whilst we pointed out the silence from tech firms as the clock ticked down on Portion 702 renewal (though recently released files showed even a lot more violations by the NSA). On yet another front, Wyden was arguing that the FCC is possibly incompetent or lying about the alleged DDoS attack, and Senator Markey was finding aggravated by Ajit Pai’s justifications for killing web neutrality protections. Around 190 engineers and tech specialists also signed a letter telling the FCC it was useless improper about net neutrality.

Ten Years Ago

This 7 days in 2012, the Wall Street Journal drew the ire of authorities when it offered a horrible misrepresentation of the historical past of the internet, and did not issue any corrections even following becoming told by Vint Cerf and Xerox that the tale was just basic improper. The Obama administration was nevertheless stalling a treaty intended to help the blind accessibility copyrighted works, RIAA was operating on its backdoor approach to use the “six strikes” program to reduce people today off from the internet, and a court stated the Point out Department could carry on pretending paperwork leaked by Wikileaks have been continue to top secret. Meanwhile, the branches of the Mexican government ended up nevertheless fighting in excess of their disagreement on ACTA.

Fifteen Several years In the past

This 7 days in 2007, inventors and patent attorneys sued the USPTO more than a supposedly unqualified appointment, the EFF sued Universal Songs in excess of a copyright takedown in what would come to be commonly identified as the Dancing Little one circumstance, and Prince (who made the music at situation in that circumstance) was embracing new tunes distribution methods. The RIAA was pushing a review earning the foolish declare that radio is poor for songs, while a proposed amendment to the Larger Education and learning Reauthorization Act would pressure schools to do the RIAA’s bidding or get rid of funding. About in the United kingdom, fortunately, the govt rejected the notion of extending copyrights for overall performance royalties on songs.

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