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White House Petition On Legalizing Unlocking Of Mobile Phones Tries To Pass 100,000 Signature Threshold

Mike Masnick | Techdirt | February 11, 2013

Last month, we wrote about how the White House had bumped up the number of signatures it requires to get on "We the People..." petitions from 25,000 to 100,000 before it is "required" to respond [...]. Around the same time, we also talked about how unlocking your mobile phone, [...]was switching from being legal to being illegal, thanks to the Librarian of Congress choosing not to renew an exemption to the DMCA's anti-circumvention rules... Read More »

Why Are Facebook, IBM, Microsoft And Oracle Backing The Fight *Against* The Blind?

Glyn Moody | Computerworld UK | May 17, 2013

One of the more disgraceful examples of the inherent selfishness of the copyright world is that it has consistently blocked a global treaty that would make it easier for the blind and visually impaired to read books in format like Braille... Read More »

Why CISPA Is Worse Than SOPA

Rebecca Greenfield | The Atlantic Wire | April 27, 2013

Following the SOPA/PIPA uproar that splashed across the Internet earlier this year, we now have another cyber-security bill that threatens American Web browsing privacy, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise known as CISPA. Read More »

WikiLeaks Releases Details Of 'One Of The Worst Global Threats To The Internet'

Kevin Collier | The Daily Dot | November 13, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a highly secretive trade agreement that Internet advocates call "one of the worst global threats to the Internet," got a little less secret Wednesday. Read More »

Woe-Bamacare

Phil Granof | Open Source Delivers | October 18, 2013

Regardless of one’s political stance, sometimes it is just plain hard to watch the woes of Obamacare. It’s a bit like watching mixed martial arts fighting – it’s often hard to distinguish the winner from the loser. The technology behind the system has continued to be an open wound, and yesterday it just got worse... Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Health Transitions The Journal Medicine To Fully Open Access, Broad-Based Biomedical Title In 2015

Press Release | Medicine, Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) | February 5, 2014

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, today announced that Medicine, one of the most respected and frequently cited journals in general medicine, will transition to an open access publication from a subscription-based model. Read More »

“Open Access” By Peter Suber Is Now Open Access

Staff Writer | UC Davis University Library | July 2, 2013

Open Access by Peter Suber was published by MIT Press in July 2012 and is an important resource for understanding the issue of open access.  A year later, Open Access has become open access, downloadable for free in several electronic formats: Read More »