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To thwart spies, IETF wants to 'strengthen the Internet'

To thwart spies, IETF wants to 'strengthen the Internet' | Expressive and Cognitive Liberties | Scoop.it
The engineers behind the Internet are taking action to help protect it from government spying.
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Sochi 2014: Sign the Petition | Human Rights Watch

Sochi 2014: Sign the Petition | Human Rights Watch | Expressive and Cognitive Liberties | Scoop.it

"Recent actions on the part of the Russian government have betrayed that charter. Banning speech that advocates for the rights and equality of LGBT citizens is discrimination - and it undermines human dignity."

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Petition to exhort the Russian government to backtrack on its new law against "promotion" of "nontraditional sexual relations" (i.e. being a homosexual, bisexual... or transgender[!]). Unlikely to change much given the cultural climate in ex-USSR countries, but sending a message in a bottle when you're lost at sea is better than doing nothing at all.

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Did Shutting Down Silk Road Make the World a More Dangerous Place?

Did Shutting Down Silk Road Make the World a More Dangerous Place? | Expressive and Cognitive Liberties | Scoop.it
So long as narcotics are illegal, they will be sold on the black market. Better that it happens on the Web than on the street.
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The only article on the topic I've found that made sense.

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Pullman v. Casserly: The future of copyright - Index on Censorship | Index on Censorship

Pullman v. Casserly: The future of copyright - Index on Censorship | Index on Censorship | Expressive and Cognitive Liberties | Scoop.it
RT @IndexCensorship: Pullman v. Casserly: The future of copyright - http://t.co/dVECGP00Fz via @IndexCensorship #indexoncensorshipmag #noth…
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Philip Pullman, author and vocal free speech advocate, argues in favour of copyright, while Creative Commons CEO Catherine Casserly makes a rather gentle case against restrictive licensing. No arguments made by either side are groundbreaking, but the whole is a good summary of the conundrum we face today... and of how both sides often seem to talk past each other while avoiding key practical aspects of the debate.

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