Governments have been barking at 'spying on friends'. Yet so far civil rights organisations and activists are those turning the heat on intelligence services and authorities by using the courts.
As the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) prepares to consult interest groups on copyright policy during the course of 2015, Elena Cooper takes stock on the current US approach, as presented in a briefing by USPTO’s Chief Policy Officer, Shira Perlmutter.
A judgement handed down in the US Supreme Court on 25 June 2014 raises a looming threat of new liabilities for the nascent cloud computing industry.
Early this month, the mobile and internet operator Vodafone released a report putting figures on data disclosures made to governments. That's a first but can it be called real transparency?
An expert working group has presented the concept of a new system of “registration directory services”. The plan is to store personal information of domain name registrants centrally – much to the dissent of privacy advocates.
Let's Play is a video showing someone playing a videogame. This, we know. What is less known, is that game developers are not all amused by the growing phenomenon. The copyright bell is ringing.
Europe's regional internet governance meeting takes place between April's highly debated NetMundial in Brasil and the September's Internet Governance Forum in Turkey. Will the German organisers be able to make the link?
The French parliament has just decided to set up a Commission du numérique (Committee on digital affairs). This could change the course of European internet policy.
At the end of the week the EU Telecom Council will address net neutrality and the Connected Continent Regulation. Member states are disagreeing over net neutrality and the opponents of stricter protection might point now to the recent FCC vote favouring specialised services alongside standard internet access.
Content aggregation websites are the newest target of copyright enforcers. The 'kino.to court case' shows that ISPs hosting such websites are increasingly being drawn into the takedown battle.