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How Comcast Is Trying To Turn The Internet Into The Old, Broken Phone System | Techdirt
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Each day, the open internet/net neutrality battle gets a bit more interesting. We just covered Tim Lee's excellent look at how Comcast and other big telcos were effectively using interconnection disputes to get the same result as violating net neutrality, ...[Read more]
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RIAA Claims That It Is ‘Standing Up For’ Older Musicians That It Actually Left To Rot | Techdirt
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The RIAA is not exactly known for its positive treatment of musicians. If you're at all familiar with the art of RIAA accounting, you'd know about how they structure deals to totally screw over musicians, doing everything possible to make sure they never ...[Read more]
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The US Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It
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Heard of the Heartbleed bug that compromised several major websites? Not only has the US government not funded efforts to improve encryption - it has actively tried to undermine encryption standards. Undermining security of internet, instead of improving ...[Read more]
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China’s high-speed rail is so popular, it’s hurting the domestic airline industry
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China Southern Airlines is the latest Chinese airline to post miserable year-end 2013 results. Net profit dropped 24% to 1.99 billion yuan ($321 million), and operating profit fell 70%. China Southern Airlines joins Air China, where net profit droppe ...[Read more]
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Concerns as Ukraine’€™s govt hastily revamps Maidan squads into National Guard
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The creation of Ukraine'€™s 'National Guard'€“ the custodian of the coup-imposed government has raised concerns that it may later be deployed to eastern regions of Ukraine to suppress the population increasingly standing up against Kiev. ...[Read more]
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Owned and operated by Convert Italia, the solar tracking power plant combines Convert Italia ...[Read more]
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Germans increase office efficiency with ‘cloud ceiling’
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According to the top researchers of the Fraunhofer-Institut f ...[Read more]
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EU court adviser: copyright doesn’t protect software functions| Reuters
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EU court adviser states that copyrights cannot be used to claim rights to software functions, procedures and logic. The opinion is not binding, but is important advice from official adviser of Eu to European Court of Justice. ...[Read more]
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Trademarks: The Hidden Menace
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From an open-source perspective, trademarking should be considered as damaging to open source as copyright or patenting. ...[Read more]
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