erlehmann writes "On todays rally against internet censorship in Berlin, German long-term member of parliament Jörg Tauss announced he had quit the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and will support the Pirate Party in the upcoming elections (Twitter status, press statement, both in German). Tauss, Member of Parliament since 1994, is widely regarded as an internet expert and was one of only 4 politicians of the ruling coalition voting against the bill implementing secret lists of censored web content under the guise of fighting child porn, which has since become law.
Critics point to an ongoing investigation against Tauss regarding child porn, while he himself says he only purchased the pictures in question to prove that the internet is not a primary distribution channel and had hopes of blowing up a child porn ring. The Social Democratic Party has asked Tauss to resign from parliament after he quit the party." top
erlehmann writes "This week, the two big German parties ruling Germany in a coalition have had the final talks on their proposed internet censorship scheme: Under the disguise of fighting child pornography, DNS queries for sites on a list shall be given fake-answers that lead to a site with a stop sign. The list itself is maintaned by the German federal police (Bundeskriminalamt).
German Blog Netzpolitik (literally "net politics"), details the history of the censorship plan and the protest movement that has formed over the course of several month. Over 128k citizens have signed a petition protesting the law, yet to no avail." top
Howto prevent metacrap? Killer video CMS features?
erlehmann (1045500) writes "I am one of the developers of Yolanda, a Free Software video CMS. We wanted to use only free software and open standards, but every other Video CMS we found used Adobe's Flash. We decided to use Fluendo's Cortado applet instead to play Ogg Theora video files. We also use Creative Commons licensing. One of the next things we will implement will probably be an automatic submission to a Bittorrent tracker upon upload of large videos.
Naturally, questions arise: First, how can we motivate People not to submit metacrap but useful meta-information ? Second, what are the killer-features you would like to see in a Free Video CMS ? Third, what use-cases come to your mind aside from Universities presenting lectures online ?" Link to Original Source