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Archive for October 14th, 2008

Music fans back legal downloads

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Music fans back legal downloads: “Nearly three quarters of online music pirates would be be put off by warnings from their internet provider, suggests a survey.”

(Via BBC News.)

RIPA ruling closes encryption key loophole

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

RIPA ruling closes encryption key loophole: “

No pleas against self-incrimination allowed

A landmark ruling over the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) may just have reduced our rights to refuse to self-incriminate. Or not, if you accept the arguments of the judges involved.…

(Via The Register – Public Sector.)

German court says IP addresses in server logs are not personal data

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

German court says IP addresses in server logs are not personal data: “A German court has ruled that website operators are allowed to store the internet protocol (IP) addresses of their visitors without violating data protection legislation. Without additional information, IP addresses do not count as personal data, it said.”

(Via OUT-LAW News.)

CPS to consider private prosecution over stealth Phorm trials

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

CPS to consider private prosecution over stealth Phorm trials: “

Opponents call for public interest trial

The Crown Prosecution Service will examine evidence that BT and Phorm’s stealth advertising targeting trials broke wiretapping laws, despite a recent police refusal to pass the case to prosecutors.…

(Via The Register – Comms.)