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SAD ima namjeru gasiti piratske Web stranice – svuda po svijetu!

September 21, 2010 // Posted in Legislativa  |  No Comments

Bill Would Give Justice Department Power to Shutter Piracy Sites Worldwide

By David Kravets

(preuzeto u cijelosti s Wired, 21.09.2010.)

Lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would let the Justice Department seek U.S. court orders against piracy websites anywhere in the world, and shut them down through the sites’ domain registration.

The bipartisan legislation, dubbed the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, (.pdf) amounts to the Holy Grail of intellectual-property enforcement. The recording industry and movie studios have been clamoring for such a capability since the George W. Bush administration. If passed, the Justice Department could ask a federal court for an injunction that would order a U.S. domain registrar or registry to stop resolving an infringing site’s domain name, so that visitors to PirateBay.org, for example, would an error.

“In today’s global economy the internet has become the glue of international commerce –- connecting consumers with a wide array of products and services worldwide,” said Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah) in a statement announcing the bill. “But it’s also become a tool for online thieves to sell counterfeit and pirated goods, making hundreds of millions of dollars off of stolen American intellectual property.”

The bill would direct injunctions at a piracy site’s domain registrar, if the registration was through a U.S. company. If not, the Justice Department could serve the court order at the registry for the site’s top-level domain. Registry’s for the dot-com, dot-net and dot-org domains are all U.S.-based, and thus within the courts’ jurisdiction. For domains not under U.S. control, the bill would demand that internet service providers in the United States block resolution of the address upon a court order, but overseas users would not be impacted.

If history is a guide, though, the bill might fail in Congress and might not even be necessary.

The Bush administration in 2008 threatened to veto the legislation that created the nation’s first copyright czar until similar, less expansive Justice Department powers were removed. At the time, the White House complained that directing the attorney general to sue copyright infringers “could result in Department of Justice prosecutors serving as pro bono lawyers for private copyright holders regardless of their resources. In effect, taxpayer-supported department lawyers would pursue lawsuits for copyright holders, with monetary recovery going to industry.”

Things may be different under President Barack Obama. The president has tapped five former Recording Industry Association of America lawyers to key Justice Department positions. And the government, under the code name Operation in Our Sites, has recently seized the domains of at least two first-run movie sites under a process similar to the one outlined in Monday’s proposed legislation.

Bob Pisano, the Motion Picture Association of America chief executive, applauded the measure’s introduction.

“These sites, whose content is hosted and whose operators are located throughout the world, take many forms. But they have in common the simple fact that they all materially contribute to, facilitate and/or induce the illegal distribution of copyrighted works, such as movies and television programs,” Pisano said.

Mitch Bainwol, the RIAA’s chairman, welcomed the proposal.

“The trafficking of pirated American movies and music from rogue websites outside our borders is a big business,” Bainwol said. “This bill is a welcome first step toward cutting off the financial lifeline that sustains these illegal operations and threatens the livelihoods of countless members of the American music community.”

Websites eligible for Justice Department targeting — if the measure is approved — must be “dedicated to infringing activities,” according to the text’s language. A site can be “subject to civil forfeiture” if it’s “primarily designed” as a pirate site with “no demonstrable, commercially significant purpose or use” other than to distribute pirated or counterfeited wares.

The measure’s other sponsors include Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), and committee members Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin), Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania), Chuck Schumer (D-New York), Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota). Sens. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) are also co-sponsors.

Dilbert – informacijska sigurnost

September 14, 2010 // Posted in Ostalo  |  No Comments

Dilbert - sudski vještak informatike i telekomunikacija Saša Aksentijević

Upravljanje kompleksnošću…

September 10, 2010 // Posted in Članci/konferencije/predavanja  |  No Comments

… obavezno pogledati do kraja…

Srednji vijek informacijske sigurnosti u državnim tijelima

September 3, 2010 // Posted in Legislativa  |  No Comments

Tekst je u cijelosti prenesen s Index.HR, 03.09.2010.

“SUKLADNO Zakonu o zaštiti osobnih podataka, svi koji daju svoje podatke i matične brojeve de facto pristaju da se oni u određenu svrhu i koriste, a to se tiče i ovoga konkretnog slučaja”, kazao je sinoć u Dnevniku 3 ministar Uprave Davorin Mlakar pokušavajući javnosti objasniti zašto je na stranicama Vlade objavio 19 stranica potpisnika referenduma o izmjenama Zakon o radu ustvrdivši kako se to ne kosi sa zakonom.

> Vlada Jadranke Kosor krši zakon: Objavili imena potpisnika referenduma o ZOR-u!

Mlakar se izvlačio kako su samo htjeli navesti što je bilo nepravilno u prikupljenim potpisima pa su to, kazao je, ilustrirali pojedinim izvadcima iz popisa. “Baš zato da ne bismo narušili privatnost ili osobne podatke građana, mi smo dio matičnih brojeva po kojima bi se te ljude moglo identificirati, prekrili crnim”, nemušto je objašnjavao Mlakar koji je ovim potezom pokopao sve Vladine razloge koje su navodili protiv objave registra branitelja. No, i za to je smišljen razlog. Kako nam je protumačio Mlakar, “lista potpisnika nije službena evidencija, poput registra branitelja, već evidencija koja je nastala ad hoc, kao potreba prikupljanja mišljenja građana o ideji raspisivanja referenduma”.

Vlada je našla svojih 400.000 razloga da se odbaci prijedlog za referendum o izmjenama ZOR-a. Mlakar tako tvrdi kako skripte s potpisima nisu bile propisno uvezane i da je svaka ostavljala mogućnost da se i nakon roka dodaju listovi i birači koji nisu na vrijeme potpisali peticiju. Ozren Matijašević odgovorio mu je kako nitko ne može poreći rijeke ljudi diljem Hrvatske koje su se okupljale na mjestima gdje su se sakupljali potpisi građana. Dodao je i kako će sindikati, bez obzira na “vladin trud iz petnih žila” imati potreban broj potpisa i da će Sabor izglasati referendum.”

Novi članak – Europska regulativa zaštite na radu

September 1, 2010 // Posted in Članci/konferencije/predavanja  |  No Comments

Na Orkis.HR objavljen je novi članak naslovljen “Europska regulativa zaštite na radu“.

Organizacija EU agencije za zaštitu na radu - sudski vještak informatike i telekomunikacija Saša Aksentijević