How-to: Creative Commons
A guide to “copyleft” and using Creative Commons licenses to both protect and share your work in the digital age
Tweeting for justice
A judge's decision to allow journalists to tweet from the courtroom promotes the values of liberal democracy and justice, says Laura MacPhee
A misguided approach
EU measures to block access to websites which host indecent child images threatens both our freedom and privacy, and is not the most effective way to combat child abuse
Goldman Sachs' enormous valuation of Facebook implies that this social network is in for the long haul, but previous online networking trends suggest otherwise
A hacker's playground
Fail0verflow's successful hacking of Sony's Playstation 3, prompts us to question the legitimacy of DRM and who really owns the the hardware we buy
It’s not a bug, it’s a feature
Frustrated Windows users from the 1990s are all too familiar with the implications of “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature” – a phrase that excuses limitations of software. Now proponents of DRM seem to be rehashing the same old excuse
Do you think you're "buying" an ebook? If so, you may want to think again
Rooting for the left
Rich Millington reviews Netroots UK and explores how it may be effective in changing the political landscape
Blinded by hindsight
Wendy Grossman discusses airport security procedures and recommendations for reform in her report on last week's mini-conference by the Electronic Privacy Information Center on the TSA
Spinners, scaremongers and songsters
With the Digital Economy Act up for review, it's important to look back at the history of the controversial bill and potential motives of the key players involved
Charity shop blues
Emily Goodhand explains why charities should be exempt from paying an additional licence fee to Phonographic Performance Ltd
She came in through the bathroom window
Following allegations that the FBI paid developers to install a backdoor in OpenBSD, Milena Popova examines the security advantages of open source software
All in favour?
Google's digitisation of books holds tremendous potential for academic research and education - but that doesn't mean everyone's happy.
The year without the BPI
I used to spend £50 a month on music. Six months into my boycott of BPI, I examine who gains and loses - and how much.
Google versus the BPI - whose side are you on?
How do you solve a problem like copyright?
There are many things that are wrong with our copyright law, but the part that says you've got to compensate the rightsholder and get their permission if you want to profit from their work, isn't one of them.
WikiLeaks day of action
Data protection: myths and misses
The EU Data Protection Directive has been around for 15 years, and is now up for revision - but what is it, and how is it relevant to you?
It is estimated that more than 20 million people visit dating websites each month. How can we explain this surge in their popularity? Laura MacPhee offers a critical assessment of the benefits and drawbacks of online dating
Amazon Kindle's plans to acquire "lending" functionality: an archaic model of the 16th century.
Not just the usual suspects
After the fallout from Google's accidental capture of personal data from Wifi networks made savage headlines, it's important to remember the real debate at stake
The long arm of copyright
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