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The special BONUS EDRi-gram has been prepared by EDRi members and observers as a present for all EDRi’s website visitors an EDRi supporters. It contains information regarding the association European Digital Rights (EDRi), its Brussels Office and its newsletter.  As always, it is available under Creative Commons 3.0 BY licence.  It also gives you the… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 8.24. Free subscription ! In the case introduced by L’Oreal against auction site eBay and referred by the High Court of Justice (England and Wales) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) the Advocate General, Niilo Jaaskinen, published on 9 December 2010 its opinion that the site could not be considered… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 8.24. Free subscription ! The Council of Justice Ministers adopted a text on web blocking at its recent meeting in Brussels on 2-3 December 2010. The Belgian Presidency, for domestic reasons, felt obliged to adopt a text during its term of office. As a result, the outcome is a hastily cobbled… » read more

Article published in EDRi-gram 8.24. Free subscription ! Private-sector attempts to undermine and attack the ability of WikiLeaks to function on the Internet have attracted much attention. Their domain name (wikileaks.org) was was taken out of service by EveryDNS, their ability to collect funds was restricted by Paypal, Visa and Mastercard while Amazon deleted their… » read more

Published in EDRi-gram 8.23 The legislative process on Internet blocking is about to move from almost standstill to almost completed between now and the beginning of February. In the Council of Ministers, an informal agreement is planned for the Justice Council in December, while the MEP in charge in the Parliament will present her draft… » read more

A nice video parodying Google’s policy regarding its views on privacy. The video is starring Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google. As a background information, remember that when he was asked during an interview for on CNBC’s about whether Internet users should be concerned about sharing information with Google Inc., Eric Schmidt responded, “If you… » read more

The European Union Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding has supported reducing the price of sending a mobile text message from one EU country to another by 16 cents. Reding’s proposal is now being distributed to all other EU Commissioners before they formally implement it in early October. The EU’s 27 member states and the European Parliament… » read more

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