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


from the five-ten-fifteen dept

5 Years In the past

This 7 days in 2017, Senator Wyden was trying to get responses about how a lot of occasions Americans have been focused by just one of the the very least-discussed NSA surveillance programs, while we noted the silence from tech organizations as the clock ticked down on Area 702 renewal (although newly launched documents confirmed even far more violations by the NSA). On yet another entrance, Wyden was arguing that the FCC is either incompetent or lying about the alleged DDoS assault, and Senator Markey was acquiring irritated by Ajit Pai’s justifications for killing net neutrality protections. Around 190 engineers and tech industry experts also signed a letter telling the FCC it was dead mistaken about web neutrality.

10 Many years Ago

This 7 days in 2012, the Wall Street Journal drew the ire of industry experts when it presented a awful misrepresentation of the history of the internet, and didn’t concern any corrections even following getting advised by Vint Cerf and Xerox that the tale was just simple incorrect. The Obama administration was nonetheless stalling a treaty built to assist the blind accessibility copyrighted functions, RIAA was functioning on its backdoor prepare to use the “six strikes” technique to slice men and women off from the internet, and a court docket explained the Condition Department could continue pretending documents leaked by Wikileaks were being nonetheless key. In the meantime, the branches of the Mexican governing administration have been nevertheless fighting about their disagreement on ACTA.

Fifteen Decades Ago

This 7 days in 2007, inventors and patent lawyers sued the USPTO above a supposedly unqualified appointment, the EFF sued Universal Songs above a copyright takedown in what would arrive to be extensively known as the Dancing Infant situation, and Prince (who made the new music at difficulty in that situation) was embracing new new music distribution methods. The RIAA was pushing a review making the silly assert that radio is poor for songs, although a proposed modification to the Increased Schooling Reauthorization Act would pressure colleges to do the RIAA’s bidding or lose funding. Over in the British isles, luckily, the federal government turned down the strategy of extending copyrights for overall performance royalties on tracks.

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