Friday, September 28, 2012

IPO Admits Censorship Overreach in Consultation Response

The ongoing saga with the UK Intellectual Property Office has taken a few steps forward, since I last talked about it. The situation at present is that they have admitted that some of the redactions were improper, and defended others. Details on what and why follow....

Monday, September 24, 2012

Megaupload Phones Were Tapped by the Echelon Spies

A new twist on the MegaUpload case came today, amid revelations that intelligence services were in on the act. The New Zealand arm of the CIA’s Echelon program is reputed to have been invovled in the Dotcom case. The raid and it’s aftermaths, already looking like a Hollywood flm, has now turned into a blockbuster, with the New Zealand Prime Minister ordering an investigation into the use of the spy agency.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

[LIVE] 2012 Dutch Parliamentary Elections

The Dutch elections are here and it looks like it might be the final win Pirates have been looking for. They've managed to get seats int he European Partliament, in state and local elections, but to date seats in a national parliament have eluded pirates.

However, the dutch Pirate Party, Piratenpartij, has been forcast to take a number of seats in this election. Our coverage includes some dutch party members, helping to keep non-dutch speaking pirates informed.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dragon*Con 2012 Report And Roundup

It’s been almost a week, so there's been a bit of time to decompress and relax from Dragoncon. It was a hell of an event, and one that’s taken me some time to recover from, as I picked up a nasty case of ConCrud (which is still with me). I’ve also been hard at work, processing the audio from the EFF track, and doing all the other post-con stuff.

Since the liveblogs (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) were a bit of a flop (because of a lack of net access, and even SMS bandwidth problems) I‘m going to write up a bit of a brief overview, and later post more in-depth pieces about the panels I was involved with, along with audio (where available)

Monday, September 3, 2012

[LIVE] Dragon*con Liveblog Monday September 3

Final day of the Con, and it's the shortest. I'll  still have a bunch of insights, and observations of the goings on. However, the Con ends at 4pm so this liveblog will end early.

My 4th and final panel is today. Slightly unusual as well in that we're going to try streaming a panellist from California; the Internet Defense League's Holmes Wilson

Sunday, September 2, 2012

[LIVE] Dragon*con Liveblog Sunday September 2

Day 3 of the Dragoncon coverage and today I have another panel!

This time it's the first of the EFForums panels I'm on and it's with Blair, who I've worked with before.
Should be an interesting day, and will go on later than other nights, because of Hacking 201.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

[LIVE] Dragon*con Liveblog Saturday September 1

Here's the Politics&P2P Dragon*Con Liveblog for Friday August 31 2012

Not on any panels today. I was due to be on one, but I had to pull out as it conflicted with Hacking 101. There will also be the parade - expect a video soon. I'm also going to make it a point to go to the Baen travelling slideshow, which will be simucast to WorldCon up in Chicago.