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El 19 de enero del 2012 quedará grabado en la corta historia del Internet como el día en que se cerró el popular locker digital Megaupload, con el consecuente arresto de su dueño y de varios socios. Muy probablemente esta fecha se vaya a recordar también como el inicio del fin de la popularidad de...
Last week Yours Truly attended the 43rd ICANN meeting in Costa Rica. The gathering had a heavy agenda with more than 200 sessions, and the discussion was centred towards the issue of the new generic top level domains (gTLDs), which will allow the open registration of domains [...] Last week Yours...
I’ve received an interesting press release from the Council of Europe about a new strategic document on Internet governance. This is a very strong document with interesting comments on privacy, human rights and cyber-security. Here is the press release: “Strasbourg, 15.03.2012 – The 47...
Source: google.ca via Andres on Pinterest It seems like the Pinterest copyright meme refuses to die. Some days ago I wrote a short [...] Source: google.ca via Andres on Pinterest It seems like the Pinterest copyright meme refuses to die. Some days ago I wrote a short analysis of what I believed...
Next week Yours Truly will be attending ICANN 43 in Costa Rica. As an Internet regulation geek I have always been interested in ICANN, how a vast Internet governance edifice has been built, how it is maintained, and the politics that seem to run deep all around me. There have already been some...
People who have met me in real life know that most of the time I’m a patient and easy-going kind of guy (despite rumours to the contrary, I do exist outside of the virtual realms). My usually mild disposition is only broken by few things in life: inappropriate use of apostrophes, cruelty to...
Source: 9gag.com via Andres on Pinterest Pinterest, in case you have not heard, is the latest social network. It is sort of like [...] Source: 9gag.com via Andres on Pinterest Pinterest, in case you have not heard, is the latest social network. It is sort of like Tumbler without the social angst...
We built the Web. Ha! The “we” thing is a bit annoying. The “us versus them” is even more annoying, nearing on the condescending. Some of us actually spend enough time online to understand some of your grievances. Spot on about needless and inefficient bureaucracy, but you...
The rise of individualism One of my favourite documentaries of all time is The Century of the Self (2002) by Adam Curtis (you can view it on YouTube in its glorious four hour entirety here). I’ll concede that Curtis is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I [...]Remember, remember... The rise...
Back in November 2011 the US Department of Justice announced its continuing program of domain name seizures under the authority of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. At the same time, ICE removed the domain from 150 sites allegedly infringing copyright. Back then, I felt that...