Arkiv for March 14th, 2011

Flickr Using Questionable Excuse To Take Down Photos From Egypt | Techdirt.

On Friday, after Clay Shirky’s excellent talk about social media and the Middle East at SXSW, someone in the audience pointed out how some photos from Egypt of secret service agents had been removed from Flickr. Shirky later tweeted a link to coverage of the takedown letter, which mentions vague terms of service violations. Yahoo later came out and claimed the images were taken down because they weren’t taken by the uploader.


Secrecy and Darkness Surround Mysterious $900m Piracy Report | TorrentFreak.

Anti-piracy reports that are commissioned by the entertainment industries are suspicious by definition, but the mystery that surrounds a recent study goes far beyond that. Despite being widely covered in the press, no journalist has actually seen a copy of the report. Even worse, the company that produced the in-depth report was registered only four months ago, and appears to be carefully hidden from the public.