* .@ukhomeoffice: Stop the extradition of Richard O’Dwyer to the USA #SaveRichard — Jimmy Wales [www.change.org]
Richard O’Dwyer is a 24 year old British student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is facing extradition to the USA and up to ten years in prison, for creating a website – TVShack.net – which linked (similar to a search-engine) to places to watch TV and movies online.
O’Dwyer is not a US citizen, he’s lived in the UK all his life, his site was not hosted there, and most of his users were not from the US. America is trying to prosecute a UK citizen for an alleged crime which took place on UK soil.
The internet as a whole must not tolerate censorship in response to mere allegations of copyright infringement. As citizens we must stand up for our rights online. …
It is scary that the US will try to use one student as a scapegoat against a failing industry model, when their legal position is laughable.
* Bob Carr, in full flight from the facts on Assange (2012-Jun-24) [Crikey]
The question for Bob Carr is not whether he has asked the Americans about a sealed indictment (which is not publicly confirmed, but the subject of extensive and corroborated reports, including from WikiLeaks’s opponents) but whether he has demanded to know why an Australian journalist (and found to be a journalist by sources as varied as the UK Supreme Court, the Walkley Foundation in Australia and the Martha Gellhorn trust in the UK) is the target of a US investigation simply for that journalism.
* Call for strict line on R18+ games (2012-Jun-24) [The Age]
”I expect the new [R18+] classification to be described no differently to MA15+,” said the managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, Jim Wallace.
It looks like Jim Wallace forgot to follow Wheaton’s Law; lots of dickage in that statement.
* 7 ‘Secret’ Ways To Use Twitter Search [Twitip]
Something from Bandcamp: