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muntis (1503471) writes "Millions of tax documents downloaded form State Revenue Service's (SRS) of Latvia. Incident was caused by simple or even trivial mistake — developers of electronic declaration system (EDS) forgot (or as some say were asked not to) put authorization check in aspx page that generate xml reports. Person who calls himself Neo told press that during period of three months he was able to download totally 160 GB of data and he needed only two more weeks to get complete copy of all documents in system." Link to Original Source top
muntis writes "Approximately 500 Latvian bloggers have received letter from local copyright agency (AKKA/LAA) with statement that they must pay for embedding YouTube clips in their blogs or site will be closed down. Argument "but, but that is just a link to service and nothing is copied except the small publicly available html script" does not work. Bloggers can use standard hyper links, but for embedding they must pay to AKKA/LAA. Charge is 10 Latvian Lats (roughly 18.3 USD) per month per 100 embedded clips.
Up to 25% of money AKKA/LAA keeps to themselves as service charge, rest of money goes to author (in this case YouTube) with one condition if they have contract with AKKA/LAA as their representative. If this does not sound strange enough to you, then next statement from AKKA/LAA sounds even stranger. They informed press that they don't have contract with YouTube and until then usage of it in Latvia is illegal.
Weak google translation of article in Latvian: http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvnet.lv%2Fzinas%2Flatvija%2Farticle.php%3Fid%3D587004&sl=lv&tl=en
Neadless to say Latvian blogo-sphere is boiling. So I ask you, does anything similar happens elsewhere except our small beloved country called Latvia?"