links for 2011-05-12

  • There are a number of online photo sharing sites, but may of them have notes in their Terms of Service (ToS) that allow them to get payment for using your photos elsewhere.
  • Surprise! After months in the oven, the soon-to-be-released new version of a major US Internet censorship bill didn’t shrink in scope—it got much broader. Under the new proposal, search engines, Internet providers, credit card companies, and ad networks would all have cut off access to foreign “rogue sites”—and such court orders would not be limited to the government. Private rightsholders could go to court and target foreign domains, too.
  • We’ve discussed many, many times how the US and other developed nations have been relying on extreme secrecy in crafting new intellectual property agreements, such as ACTA and TPP. They continue to insist that no one else should be in the room when they discuss these important laws. So, what happens when some poorer developing nations want to get together to discuss how developing nations might create better intellectual property laws that match their own specific needs? You guessed it. The big developing nations freak out and demand to be in the room. Apparently, the developed nations only think things should be secret for their own intellectual property discussions.
  • Perhaps not what you are supposed to do to your children’s Easter eggs. Or something for the big kids. (backposted because I didn’t get a chance to post it at
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