Monthly Archives: October 2009

IOC Tries to Take Down Olympic Photos on Flickr

IOC Tries to Take Down Olympic Photos on Flickr.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is now sending takedown notices to Flickr users who post photos taken at Olympic venues. The takedown letter described below was sent to Richard Giles, who's on the Australian Wrb Industry Association, over a photo he took of the Beijing Water Cube.

Canadian gov't using lies to sell Internet wiretapping law

Canadian gov't using lies to sell Internet wiretapping law.

Michael Geist sez, "The Canadian government has introduced Internet surveillance legislation that requires ISPs to disclose customer information without a warrant. Peter Van Loan, the Minister in charge, claims that a Vancouver kidnapping earlier this year shows the need for these powers. I did some digging and shows this to be a lie – the Vancouver police acknowledge that the case did not involve an ISP request and the suspect is now in custody."