Free Culture Roundup

The Support Of Religious Hatred Act has hit the wall of freedom of speech:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4664398.stm

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aVBExP88cdiA&refer=uk

The RIAA’s actions are not in the artists best interests. Says artists’ agent:

http://copyfight.corante.com/archives/2006/01/27/riaa_actions_not_in_artists_best_interest.php

The MPAA pirated a movie. We need DRM to prevent this kind of abuse!:

http://copyfight.corante.com/archives/2006/01/27/because_you_know_movie_piracy_is_wrong.php

MSFT: Our DRM licensing is there to eliminate hobbyists and little guys:

http://www.boingboing.net/2006/01/30/msft_our_drm_licensi.html

The New Police and Justice Bill includes this gem of an amendment to Computer Misuse Act, which is intended to criminalise the development, distribution or possession of ‘hacker tools’:

http://talkpolitics.users20.donhost.co.uk/index.php?title=another_fine_mess

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