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Respond to the European Consultation on Library RFID

As you may remember, our co-op is working on various RFID (radio tags instead of barcodes, basically) extensions for Koha. One of the main ethical concerns about RFID is privacy – if done wrong, it could become quite easy to … Continue reading

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Karoo Chooses to Start Three-Strikes

You may remember that I did some work last year campaigning against the “three strikes and you’re out” disconnect system, where suspected filesharers are disconnected from the internet after the third allegation is made. That’s allegation, not any sort of … Continue reading

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Reject the Term Extension Directive

One of the most frustrating things about Copyright Expansion is that it’s being driven through at international levels, far away from most of the people that it affects. When we try to contact our international representatives, such as national government … Continue reading

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Improved Telecom Package Passed by EuroParl

or “how did we do Batting Against Three Strikes through the Back Door?” In the latest EDRI-gram, there’s a report on the telecoms package EuroParl vote which is mostly positive. Thankfully both the Harbour and Trautmann reports were amended in … Continue reading

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Gov.UK Consults on Forced ISP Snooping: Please Say NO

Argh! Our beloved leaders have just started a consultation on making it mandatory for internet service providers to keep email and web logs for a year and deliver them to local councils and police on request. Large ISPs have already … Continue reading

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