Category: Public interest

The Idea of the "Universal Library," Open to All...

by on May 1, 2016 12:09 pm
…please see: In the Name of Humanity by Balázs Bodó (He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS) in 2006-2007 and a Fellow at CIS between 2006 and 2012) From the article: The total archive is already here, … hidden in the shadows and run by pirates. [Emphasis added.] … The exact limits… Read more The Idea of the "Universal Library," Open to All...

Lawsuit Against the U.S. Government [Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts] Challenging Legality of PACER Fees

by on April 27, 2016 1:23 pm
This PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]-related case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is: NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM et al v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Docket No. 1:16-cv-00745 (D.D.C. ~ filed Apr 21, 2016) Here is the complaint.

World Economic Forum (WEF) White Paper: Internet Fragmentation

by on January 31, 2016 6:14 pm
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recently posted the white paper Internet Fragmentation: An Overview (January 2016) From the Executive Summary (page 3/6 of the PDF) of the document: …the Internet is in some danger of splintering or breaking up into loosely coupled islands of connectivity. A number of potentially troubling trends driven by technological… Read more World Economic Forum (WEF) White Paper: Internet Fragmentation