1. The Tor Browser Bundle can be useful when attempting to overcome geographical bias. This may allow people to view content from the original source, rather than viewing content from less reputable secondary sources.
2. Once installed learning to specify an exit node is helpful.
3. To avoid the “you need to install Flash" message, without additionally downloading & installing Flash, for PC users copying your existing Flash files into the relevant Browser-Bundle directory in order watch videos . eg from C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash
OSX users may find this step redundant.
4. Remembering to enable “Flash” via “Aurora > Preferences > Manage Add-ons” also very useful for both PC and OSX. Something called “Noscript” may prevent scripts running automagically, but clicking on the beiged-out missing content should result in the appearance of a pop-up confirmation box with an appropriate option.
Bandwidth permitting, you may now be able to stream video from elsewhere.
Some of the billboards have been beyond my belief, such as National Service for 16 year olds and "I like their plans to help families". I can't recall seeing anyone other than the Tories advertising, other than the odd spoof in Central Londonistan.
Perhaps a week or 2 after the fact, but here's what you really needed to know. From John Clarke and Bryan Dawe.
America has Jon Stewart. Australia have Clarke & Dawe. Britain has Fry, Davies, Hislop, Merton & co. Does NZ's mainstream political satire still resemble an 1970's Electrolux in need of a bag change?
Radio NZ from the 12th of July on the Copyright issue. It obviously lacks the rich detail of an 110 page thread, but covers a fair chunk of it sensibly.
Ben Goldacre on illegal filesharing from The Guardian. Bet he's made somebody's git-list.
From BBC Radio 4 today the Performing Rights Society talking about where they're at- starts at 40 mins 10 seconds.
The Guardian on the Ordinance Survey/free data story/series last week.
The Guardian also had a piece last week on the costs of freedownloads.
I don't buy that it's a poverty thing to eat in a way that tends to obesity. It's a cultural thing, and one thing that a depression can do is change culture.
Got any evidence to back-up your theory Ben? Seems to be plenty in support of the poverty-obesity link. Or is there a culture of poverty reference that I've missed. Perhaps more of an explanation is required.
Not quite, jon, as the court process would hold the defendant innocent until the charge is proved. That's the issue with s92A that people have been calling "guilt by accusation" because, unlike court, you have to prove your innocence.
oh yeah...so you have your 3 strikes, then the ISP waits for your appeal to be concluded before the disconnection occurs. Something again seems bung!
Regarding the evidence thing, the fines are not required. They should just use the courts like everyone else does.
Special powers bring special responsibility. To require the alleged infringer to refute via the courts creates an even greater burden...which is even more bung.
There definately needs to be a mechanism to allow the allegation to be appealed and if it's not the courts acting as the arbiter of fact, who should it be? Also note that the courts would be likely to impose fines where the allegation has not been found to be reasonable?
I'm not aware if a value for any such fines has even been suggested, which I think would be important in determining if such a mechanism would be both effective and an effcient use of resources.