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Special announcement: help me help you

If you missed my tweeted announcement last week, here it was:

Doing web work for a sector where it takes over 12 months to launch a site has left me professionally demoralised and creatively flat. 537 more words

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After Delfi, the chilling effect on web site comments in Europe has begun

At WordCamp Europe I discussed what the verdict in Delfi v Estonia means for our profession. This case, which was heard in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), concerned the issue of liability for comments on web sites, and had huge implications for any web site in Europe that allows comments. 834 more words

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Contract talks for web professionals

Two excellent WordCamp presentations on contracts have been posted to WordPress.tv.

The first talk was given by Chrissie Scelsi at WordCamp Miami 2015 and is called “Contract Basics for Web Professionals.” While the talk is geared towards an American audience, most of it is general advice applicable to any location. 124 more words

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Troubled minor v Facebook, round two

You may recall the post I wrote on the case of HL (A Minor) v Facebook. That case, a ranting polemic filed by the father of an out-of-control minor in Northern Ireland, had the effect of setting forth a practical standard for why requiring all social media users to confirm their identity with a government ID – as some right-wing politicians have demanded as part of their usual grandstanding theatrics – simply will not work in practice. 665 more words

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Bye bye nanny: EU quashes David Cameron's ISP smut filter regime

There was some good news out of the EU single market debate on telecommunications last week. As Politico reported:

Despite the best efforts of U.K. Conservatives in the Parliament, the EU-wide regulation will put an end to Internet service provider-level filters for adult content, which will mean new U.K. 772 more words

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Here we go again: you have 24 hours to stop a "link tax" from entering European legislation

UPDATE 9 JULY, from Julia Reda: “Parliament today also rejected a renewed attempt from German conservative MEPs to pave the way for an ancillary copyright for press publishers… 647 more words

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Would you like some sanctimonious claptrap?

In my work researching, writing, and speaking about digital laws, I often come across quotes from politicians and legislators which make me want to cry. 105 more words

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