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W3C WAI Invite Feedback on Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft

W3C WAI Invite Feedback on Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 Working Draft | Digital rights | Scoop.it
On Monday 20 September 2012 the W3C WAI published the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology 1.0 working draft.
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Nominet: no plans for a 'trade mark clearinghouse' system

Nominet: no plans for a 'trade mark clearinghouse' system | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Nominet has no plans to copy ICANN and develop a 'trade mark clearinghouse' to help rights holders identify and protect against infringing registrations of their trade marks in domain names.
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No implied copyright licence following takeover, rules Court of Appeal

No implied copyright licence following takeover, rules Court of Appeal | Digital rights | Scoop.it
A businessman who forged a document and lied about its authenticity has won a legal battle against a major financial institution over copyright.
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Google calls for copyright licensing of digital content in EU to be simplified

Google calls for copyright licensing of digital content in EU to be simplified | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Businesses should not have to pay multiple fees to use copyrighted material when they only engage in a "single act of exploitation", Google has said.
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David Byrne - How Will the Wolf Survive: Can Musicians Make a Living in the

David Byrne - How Will the Wolf Survive: Can Musicians Make a Living in the | Digital rights | Scoop.it
I have written elsewhere that it looks doubtful that musicians will be able to make much of a living from their recordings given…
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Death of the data retention directive could have implications for other data retention laws

Death of the data retention directive could have implications for other data retention laws | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Focus: The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today declared the Data Retention Directive (DRD) invalid.
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New cyber security guidelines and certification scheme proposed by UK government

New cyber security guidelines and certification scheme proposed by UK government | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Businesses that meet specified basic standards of cyber security will be able to obtain an independent certification of compliance with those standards under a new scheme proposed by the UK government.
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EU court rejects data retention law

EU court rejects data retention law | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The EU's top court declares "invalid" an EU law requiring telecoms firms to store citizens' communications data for up to two years.
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General blocking orders to discourage copyright infringing content allowed but ISPs can choose how to comply, rules CJEU

General blocking orders to discourage copyright infringing content allowed but ISPs can choose how to comply, rules CJEU | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Internet service providers (ISPs) can be forced to block customers' access to copyright-infringing websites but have an element of freedom to select how they achieve that outcome, the EU's highest court has ruled.
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UK copyright law changes brought before parliament

UK copyright law changes brought before parliament | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Copyright holders will be able to deploy "restrictive measures" to prevent consumers making a private copy of their works under new laws introduced before the UK parliament.
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DRM-Free Music by Munenushi ©© - Metropolapse

A driving, house beat... Throughout, I constantly thought of time lapse photography in a dense cityscape with fast moving people and traffic. I couldn't get ...
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Alan Turing Institute needs to be given freedom to innovate to help UK compete on big data, says expert

Alan Turing Institute needs to be given freedom to innovate to help UK compete on big data, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
A new UK centre for 'big data' research must be given a free rein to innovate if the UK is to see the benefits of its work, an expert has said.
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US to strengthen Safe Harbour framework for personal data transfers from EU by summer

US to strengthen Safe Harbour framework for personal data transfers from EU by summer | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The US will take steps before the summer to comprehensively strengthen the 'Safe Harbour' framework that helps facilitate some transfers of personal data to the US from the EU.
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The nitty gritty of Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do

The nitty gritty of Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do | Digital rights | Scoop.it
I am often asked "What is it like to work with The United Nations or The European Commission". I struggle with the question because I don't. I work with people who work for those organisations.
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Perhaps it doesn't matter if the Daily Mirror's weeping child is a lie

Perhaps it doesn't matter if the Daily Mirror's weeping child is a lie | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown: The Mirror's front page picture illustrating a food banks story in Britain is of a child in San Francisco. But all photographs have a problem with authenticity
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A reminder to choose images with care.  Unless posed by a model it's not OK to use someone's image to illustrate an unrelated subject.

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Save and manage your information on ‘Pearltrees’

(Post by Michelle Drumm, Media Manager at IRISS) Pearltrees is a creative and visual way to save and manage your favourite websites or ‘pearls’ as they are known.
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EU data protection regulator says Microsoft enterprise cloud contracts are in line with EU privacy requirements

EU data protection regulator says Microsoft enterprise cloud contracts are in line with EU privacy requirements | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s revised enterprise cloud contracts have won the approval of European Union data protection authorities, the technology company has confirmed.
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Regularly Scheduled FOI Requests as a None Too Subtle Regular OpenData Release Request? And Some Notes on Extending FOI

Regularly Scheduled FOI Requests as a None Too Subtle Regular OpenData Release Request? And Some Notes on Extending FOI | Digital rights | Scoop.it
A piece of contextualisation in an interview piece with Green MP Caroline Lucas in Saturday’s Guardian (I didn’t do this because I thought it was fun) jumped out at me as I read it: More than 50 energy company employees have been seconded to the...
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EU data retention rules unlawful, rules CJEU

EU data retention rules unlawful, rules CJEU | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Rules that require telecoms companies to retain data relating to customers' communications so as to pass those details on to law enforcement agencies upon request to help them combat serious crime are unlawful, the EU's highest court has ruled.
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Cloud data security risks exacerbated by 'shadow IT' use, says cloud security business

Cloud data security risks exacerbated by 'shadow IT' use, says cloud security business | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Risks businesses face when utilising cloud computing are exacerbated because of 'shadow IT' use, a cloud security business has warned.
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What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright?

What’s in the latest issue of Music & Copyright? | Digital rights | Scoop.it
The newsletter begins with a look at the ruling by the European Court of Justice on website blocking.
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Power of public bodies to refuse access to information under freedom of information laws not “all-embracing”, rules Supreme Court

Power of public bodies to refuse access to information under freedom of information laws not “all-embracing”, rules Supreme Court | Digital rights | Scoop.it
A right of a public body to refuse to disclose information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not prevent the public from accessing that information where other laws can be used to compel disclosure, the UK's Supreme Court has ruled.
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What does it Mean to be Literate in the Age of Google

What does it Mean to be Literate in the Age of Google | Digital rights | Scoop.it
Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, gave a talk at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 5 2014.
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Getting ready for learning analytics at GCU (not quite #lak14)

Getting ready for learning analytics at GCU (not quite #lak14) | Digital rights | Scoop.it
This week I’m going to try and keep up with the twitter back channel from #lak14 in Indianapolis, already it looks like some really interesting and innovative work is being presented.
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First Signs (For Me) of Linked Data Being Properly Linked…?!

First Signs (For Me) of Linked Data Being Properly Linked…?! | Digital rights | Scoop.it
As anyone who’s followed this blog for some time will know, my relationship with Linked Data has been an off and on again one over the years.
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Public WiFi security risks prompt BYOD policy poser, says expert

Public WiFi security risks prompt BYOD policy poser, says expert | Digital rights | Scoop.it
It would be "impractical" for many businesses that operate a 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policy to completely ban employees from carrying out work activities over public WiFi networks despite the associated security risks, an expert has said.
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