Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

Um, well, I’m glad once again that I don’t run Windows. Microsoft has done it again. The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 update silently installs a Firefox Extension. Yes, you read it right. Microsoft is now messing with software that they didn’t even write, if it’s installed on your computer. And what’s even […]

Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

Um, well, I’m glad once again that I don’t run Windows. Microsoft has done it again. The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 update silently installs a Firefox Extension. Yes, you read it right. Microsoft is now messing with software that they didn’t even write, if it’s installed on your computer. And what’s even […]

Why the “Copycats?” Report has a Copycat Problem

Yes, more on the Conference Board. Glyn Moody has a new post Why the “Copycats?” Report has a Copycat Problem. To quote from his post: Against that background, the appearance of the report “Copycats? Digital consumers in the online age”, produced by University College London’s CIBER for the UK governmnent’s Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual […]

Another post on The Conference Board

I missed this part. Jeremy de Beer was commissioned to “conduct independent research on copyright legislation”. Apparently Jeremy handed in his report, and none of it was used in the Conference Board reports (which were later recalled). Jeremy has posted his report, Copyright and Innovation in the Networked Information Economy online at the Social Science […]

The Conference Board of Canada – Insights You Can’t Count On

On May 25 Michael Geist pointed out that the Conference Board of Canadacommitted copyright infringement in their report Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Economy. In response the Conference Board denied plagiarism, and stated that they “Stood behind their findings”. And then, the Conference Board issued a press release withdrawing three reports! What is going […]

Why the “Copycats?” Report has a Copycat Problem

Yes, more on the Conference Board. Glyn Moody has a new post Why the “Copycats?” Report has a Copycat Problem. To quote from his post: Against that background, the appearance of the report “Copycats? Digital consumers in the online age”, produced by University College London’s CIBER for the UK governmnent’s Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual […]

Another post on The Conference Board

I missed this part. Jeremy de Beer was commissioned to “conduct independent research on copyright legislation”. Apparently Jeremy handed in his report, and none of it was used in the Conference Board reports (which were later recalled). Jeremy has posted his report, Copyright and Innovation in the Networked Information Economy online at the Social Science […]

The Conference Board of Canada – Insights You Can’t Count On

On May 25 Michael Geist pointed out that the Conference Board of Canada committed copyright infringement in their report Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Economy. In response the Conference Board denied plagiarism, and stated that they “Stood behind their findings”. And then, the Conference Board issued a press release withdrawing three reports! What is […]