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Stéphane Thibault >_

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Internet Brands bought Wikitravel.org in 2006, plastered it with ads and neglected it. After years, the Wikitravel community finally decided to fork under CC by-sa and move to Wikimedia. Internet Brands is now suing two of the unpaid volunteers for wanting to leave. The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a declaratory judgement (PDF) that you can actually fork a free-content project without permission. Internet Brands has a track record of scorched-earth litigation tactics.

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According to British daily The Telegraph, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that plans to monitor individuals’ use of the internet would result in Britain losing its reputation as an upholder of web freedom. The plans, by Home Secretary Theresa May, would force British ISPs and other service providers to keep records of every phone call, email and website visit in Britain. Sir Tim has told the Times: ‘In Britain, like in the US, there has been a series of Bills that would give government very strong powers to, for example, collect data. I am worried about that.’ Sir Tim has also warned that the UK may wind up slipping down the list of countries with the most Internet freedom, if the proposed data-snooping laws pass parliament. The draft bill extends the type of data that internet service providers must store for at least 12 months. Providers would also be required to keep details of a much wider set of data, including use of social network sites, webmail and voice calls over the internet

Stéphane Thibault >_

Day of DH, March 18, 2010

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Today, March 18 2010, marks the second annual Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities. As you may have already seen from a few earlier posts, I’ll be participating all day in this event which basically consists of keeping an online diary of the events of this day, in order to gather data as to what constitutes a typical work day for researchers in the field of the Digital Humanities. Some of these posts may appear a little more trivial than usual today but simply bear with me as this is all done in the interest of science !

Interested in gathering my own data set from this event, I will be cross posting the more significative articles on this site and on my official Day of DH blog. Those of you interested in following this event can also check out the master blog of all official participant’s entries.

My apologies to the organization if I decided to use last years’s logo on my personal website but in all fairness, it was much better that this years’…