El caso de Diego Gómez y la irracionalidad del derecho de autor | Derechos Digitales

Ante la evidencia de lo dañino que es el actual sistema de derechos de autor, se vuelve imprescindible que los países de América Latina realicen un profundo proceso de reforma a sus legislaciones de propiedad intelectual y consagren un sistema balanceado, que tenga por objetivo incentivar el acceso a la cultura, la investigación científica y la democratización del conocimiento.

Fuente: El caso de Diego Gómez y la irracionalidad del derecho de autor | Derechos Digitales


Pepper-sprayed students outraged as UC Davis tried to scrub incident from web | US news | The Guardian

The California university is being accused of censorship after paying a firm to try to hide references to the incident in which police sprayed protesters in 2011

Fuente: Pepper-sprayed students outraged as UC Davis tried to scrub incident from web | US news | The Guardian


#CompartirNoEsDelito”: Investigador arriesga hasta 8 años de cárcel por compartir una tesis de maestría | Manzana Mecánica

#CompartirNoEsDelito”: Investigador arriesga hasta 8 años de cárcel por compartir una tesis de maestría | Manzana Mecánica.

¿Te consideras delincuente por compartir un artículo académico, una tesis o cualquier tipo de conocimiento dentro de tu área de investigación, sin fines de lucro y citando adecuadamente a su autor? Pues la ley sí cree que eres delincuente, al menos en Colombia.

Este es el caso de Diego Gómez, biólogo de la Universidad de Quindío (Colombia) y que actualmente cursa una maestría en Costa Rica.


Edward Snowden es candidato a rector de la universidad de Glasgow – BioBioChile

Edward Snowden es candidato a rector de la universidad de Glasgow – BioBioChile.

 

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Publicado por Alberto Gonzalez | La Información es de Agencia AFP
 

El ex miembro de la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad (NSA) de Estados Unidos Edward Snowden, acusado de espionaje en su país, es candidato a rector de la universidad escocesa de Glasgow, anunció el miércoles la institución.

Cuatro personas optan al puesto: Edward Snowden -actualmente refugiado en Rusia-, el campeón ciclista escocés Graeme Obree, el escritor Alan Bissett y el sacerdote Kelvin Holdsworth.

La elección tendrá lugar el 17 y 18 de febrero.

Todos los candidatos “son personas capaces, activas en la vida pública”, estimó la universidad. El rector es elegido por los estudiantes e invitado a participar por ellos.

Snowden aceptó la invitación, cursada a través de su abogado.


The NSA's next move: silencing university professors? | Jay Rosen | Comment is free | theguardian.com

The NSA’s next move: silencing university professors? | Jay Rosen | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

A Johns Hopkins computer science professor blogs on the NSA and is asked to take it down. I fear for academic freedom

 

 

 

A computer user is silhouetted with a row of computer monitors at an internet cafe in China

On 9 September, Johns Hopkins University asked one of its professors to take down a blog post on the NSA. Photograph: AP

 

This actually happened yesterday:

A professor in the computer science department at Johns Hopkins, a leading American university, had written a post on his blog, hosted on the university’s servers, focused on his area of expertise, which is cryptography. The post was highly critical of the government, specifically the National Security Agency, whose reckless behavior in attacking online security astonished him.

Professor Matthew Green wrote on 5 September:

I was totally unprepared for today’s bombshell revelations describing the NSA’s efforts to defeat encryption. Not only does the worst possible hypothetical I discussed appear to be true, but it’s true on a scale I couldn’t even imagine.

The post was widely circulated online because it is about the sense of betrayal within a community of technical people who had often collaborated with the government. (I linked to it myself.)

On Monday, he gets a note from the acting dean of the engineering school asking him to take the post down and stop using the NSA logo as clip art in his posts. The email also informs him that if he resists he will need a lawyer. The professor runs two versions of the same site: one hosted on the university’s servers, one on Google’s blogger.com service. He tells the dean that he will take down the site mirrored on the university’s system but not the one on blogger.com. He also removes the NSA logo from the post.