Sunday, June 7th
- Sweden’s Pirate Party, a one-issue political party that wants to “fundamentally reform copyright law, get rid of the patent system, and ensure that citizens’ rights are respected, gets a seat in the European Parliament.
Monday, June 8th
- “The Chinese government has quietly mandated that any personal computer sold in the country be pre-installed” with Internet-censoring software.
- Anti-Pirate Bay lawyer Henrik Pontén gets pranked—first name legally changed to “Pirate.”
Wednesday, June 10th
- A sigh of relief as France declares the unpopular three strikes legislation unconstitutional.
- TechDirt digs up a dilemma: Can you be charged for a crime with evidence found on your computer while it was being fixed?
Thursday, June 11th
- Lindt files a lawsuit against another chocolate manufacturer over a chocolate bunny.
- A doctor is being sued for infringing a patent in his creation of an HIV database.
Friday, June 12th
- The Guardian looks into whether downloading is really responsible for killing the music industry.
- Nepal’s Constituent Assembly discusses digital rights in drafting a new constitution.
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