Friday News Roundup

A few interesting tidbits of news on a busy Friday:

  • On a similar note, the European Parliament has backhand slapped ACTA porponents. ACTA, if you're not in the loop, is the super secret international treaty that's theoretically about fighting counterfeiting and practically about establishing international three-strikes and leaving copyright matters exclusively in the hands of those who benefit from its antiquated rulings. Susan Crawford has a short piece on her blog about the vote, and I agree with her 200%.