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歐盟法院認為公開無線網路的營運者不需要對使用者的侵權行為負責

歐盟法院 (The Court of Justice of the European Union) 認為公開無線網路的營運者不需要對使用者的侵權行為負責:「EU Court: Open WiFi Operator Not Liable For Pirate Users」。 不過這是有一些前提的,法院認為應該要符合這幾個要件,營運方才不要負責。基本上完全沒有 filter 限制的無線網路會符合這些條件: The Court further notes that in order for such ‘mere conduit’ services to be exempt from third party … Continue reading

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GitHub 支援 HTTP Code 451 了...

GitHub 宣佈支援 HTTP Code 451 了:「The 451 status code is now supported」。也就是 RFC 7725 的「An HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles」。 目前會把因為 DMCA takedown notice 下架的內容以 HTTP Code 451 標出: The GitHub API will now respond with a 451 … Continue reading

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19 歲的英國寫了個機器人程式產生上訴文件,半年成功消滅了一億的罰單

看起來是用 template 加上一些問題組合成的:「A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets」、「A teenager has saved motorists over £2 million by creating a website to appeal parking fines」。 會問一些問題,然後產生一份文件讓你上訴: Once you sign in, a chat screen … Continue reading

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英國法院認為 GCHQ 偷黑別人機器是合法的

出自「Tribunal rules computer hacking by GCHQ is not illegal」這篇報導。在 Edward Snowden 爆料美國與英國政府都在幹黑的後,Privacy International 就提出訴訟控告 GCHQ,但前幾天法院認定這樣是合法的: Campaigners Privacy International have lost a legal challenge claiming the spying post's hacking operations are too intrusive and break European law. The case was launched … Continue reading

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HTTP Status Code 451

前陣子送出的 HTTP Status Code 451 要通過成為標準了:「Why 451?」。 Today, the IESG approved publication of "An HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles". It'll be an RFC after some work by the RFC Editor and a few more process bits, but effectively … Continue reading

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英國將 10Mbps 上網訂為法定權利

在「UK govt to make 10 Mbps broadband a legal right」這邊看到英國政府打算更新法案,逐步將 10Mbps 上網速度訂為法定權利。 目前法定權利是 28.8Kbps 的撥接速度: Currently, the minimum USO for data access in Britain is just 28.8 Kbps, or dial-up speeds. 打算在今年年底拉高為 2Mbps,並且在 2020 年拉高為 10Mbps: Under the proposal, the … Continue reading

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OS X El Capitan (10.11) 軟體授權文件的白話翻譯

有人把 OS X El Capitan 的軟體授權文件翻譯成白話的 22 條英文說明:「OS X El Capitan License: in Plain English」,也就是這份文件: 其實有不少有趣 (?) 的設計...

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Google 的書本掃描服務被認定為「合理使用」

Google 的書本掃描服務被認定為合理使用:「Google's Book-Scanning Project Ruled to Be Legal `Fair Use'」。 “Google’s unauthorized digitizing of copyright-protected works, creation of a search functionality and display of snippets from those works are non-infringing fair uses,” U.S. Circuit Judge Pierre Leval wrote on behalf … Continue reading

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FBI 的搜索「創意」被美國法院否決

在 Zite 上看到「FBI can’t cut Internet and pose as cable guy to search property, judge says」這篇文章,講 FBI 的「創意」被法院給否決。 搜索的手段是這樣發生的。FBI 的人先把網路給剪斷,然後偽裝成修復工人進去搜索: The Las Vegas court frowned on the FBI's ruse of disconnecting Internet access to $25,000-per-night villas at Caesar's Palace Hotel … Continue reading

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GNU GPLv2 的判例

在 OSNews 上看到 GNU GPLv2 在美國的判例:「The GNU GPL to be tested in court」。 引用的報導在「GPLv2 goes to court: More decisions from the Versata tarpit」這篇,裡面有幾個角色: Ximpleware:撰寫了一套 XML parser,同時以 GPLv2 與商用版權釋出。 Versata:在自家產品 DCM software 使用了 Ximpleware 的 XML parser,依照後面的訴訟,看起來是沒有付錢買商用版本。而 DCM software 裡面沒有引用 GPLv2 … Continue reading

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