Last Week in News

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

Thursday, June 11th

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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