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Nigeria announces national ID cards with electronic payment capability built in - http://tnw.co/19EH1No it's a trick (v @africatechie)
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This is just amazing! Harvard scientists have designed insect-sized flying robots, modeled on fly biology.
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Oh Noes. Miniature Drones! 

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The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law

Copyright cases typically only reach the Supreme Court of Canada once every few years, ensuring that each case is carefully parsed and analyzed. As readers of this blog know, on July 12, 2012, the Supreme Court issued rulings on five copyright cases in a single day, an unprecedented tally that shook the very foundations of copyright law in Canada.  In fact, with the decisions coming just weeks after the Canadian government passed long-awaited copyright reform legislation, Canadian copyright law experienced a seismic shift that will take years to sort out.

I am delighted to report that this week the University of Ottawa Press published The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law, an effort by many of Canada's leading copyright scholars to begin the process of examining the long-term implications of the copyright pentalogy. The book is available for purchase and is also available as a free download under a Creative Commons licence. The book can be downloaded in its entirety or each of the 14 chapters can be downloaded individually. This is the first of a new collection from the UOP on law, technology and society (I am pleased to serve as the collection editor) that will be part of the UOP's open access collection.

This book features fourteen articles on copyright written by independent scholars from coast to coast. The diversity of contributors provides a rich view the copyright pentalogy, with analysis of the standard of review of copyright decisions, fair dealing, technological neutrality, the scope of copyright law, and the implications of the decisions for copyright collective management...
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Folks: Important call to action. As you know, the ticket price we are charging for The Goa Project is much less than what it is costing us to organise this event. While we are in conversations with a couple of sponsors, we want to raise part of the money we need from the community at large. This campaign is live for the next month, please consider contributing to a unique event. Feel free to share this on your timeline too.
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The whole room gets up on its feet and applauds as Main Committee I adopts text on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired. 
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We are seeking sign-ons for this statement to the ITU's World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum next week, highlighting the lack of transparency and inclusiveness of the process.  Please endorse and share if you agree!
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Funny, insightful. (Obviously, I describe things I share only in /. terms.)
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Protest against the display of paintings of nudes at the Delhi Art Gallery.

See +Nilanjana Roy's article about this: http://goo.gl/Dkoda 
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Who is forcing any of these people to go see it?
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Policy Wonk
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  • Centre for Internet and Society
    Policy Director, 2012 - present
  • Information Society Project, Yale Law School
    Access to Knowledge Fellow, 2013 - present
  • Centre for Internet and Society
    Programme Manager, 2008 - 2012
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Policy Director at the Centre for Internet and Society.  I work on policy research and advocacy primarily around intersections of technology and law, focussing on access to knowledge (primarily copyright reform), 'openness' (including open government data, open access, FOSS, open standards), freedom of expression and privacy, and internet governance.
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