@volt4ire Wasn't it enough to say "new mandarins"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Power_and_the_New_Mandarins
La bozza di D.Lgs. #copyright è carta straccia, incostituzionale per eccesso di delega. Perché violare la direttiva e causare decenni di contenzioso? Cui prodest? Piuttosto meglio non fare niente.
Chissà se @dariofrance ricorda com'è andata a finire colla direttiva Barnier.
BOOOM! Nel parere reso su decreto recepimento direttiva #Copyright @antitrust_it dice che norma eccede limiti delega e testo della dirett…
I nostri auguri a @wikilaurentius per l'elezione nel Board of Trustees di #wikimedia foundation: "Una persona che crede nella conoscenza libera, che si impegna per promuovere i progetti collaborativi, le libertà digitali e il software libero" @iopensa https://www.wikimedia.it/news/lorenzo-losa-nel-board-of-trustees-di-wikimedia-foundation/
Correction: the comment was now published. It could also have been incorrectly flagged by Akismet, I'm not assuming malice. :) https://retractionwatch.com/2021/09/07/authors-object-after-springer-nature-journal-cedes-to-publisher-frontiers-demand-for-retraction/#comment-1997832
«It's definitely the publisher's prerogative to avoid carrying racist publications («statements about authors from some geographic regions which are unjustified in the generality of the conclusions»), so the rationale for the retraction is sound. It's then a matter of opinion whether it's warranted.» #nt
Looks like my comment on #RetractionWatch https://retractionwatch.com/2021/09/07/authors-object-after-springer-nature-journal-cedes-to-publisher-frontiers-demand-for-retraction/ wasn't published so here it is: «The study by Vít Macháček and Martin Srholec is misleading because it's not a study on #predatoryjournals, it's a study on #Beall's list. The authors found that most of the journals included in Beall's list are connected to certain geographies or languages. In other words, they showed that Beall's list can appear to be racist.» #nt
Posted some reflections on returning to #DebConf21 to watch my advisees @kayleachampion and @salt present their research using data from @firstname.lastname@example.org https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/returning-to-debconf
President Biden forcefully defended the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying that "there is nothing low grade or low risk or low cost about any war" and adding “I was not going to extend this forever war, and I was not extending a forever exit.” https://n.pr/3jwInId
A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of cheap books. 🧐
I can't tell whether UK publishers were serious, but the reality of #copyright post #Brexit is duller.
@volt4ire Yeah. :/
Now if the idea was to abolish the national militaries and create an EU-wide one I would be in favour, if nothing else because consensus-based decision-making in the Council would make it impossible to ever use said military for anything. :) Somehow I suspect that's now what Borrell means though.
@volt4ire Nah, that's the Council of Europe. CECA served to make it easier to pay for war reparations. EU institutions always say that EU preserves "peace" (in EU), they never say it reduces the militarisation or the wars the EU participates in (elsewhere).
Although Genius lost their #copyright lawsuit https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200811/17240345095/judge-tosses-out-genius-laughable-lawsuit-against-google-over-licensed-lyric-copying.shtml , I suspect a crackdown on #lyrics databases is still ongoing.
#FoodWaste in retail is largely a choice nowadays: automation allows "spoilage reductions of 10-40 %"; more waste can be avoided by accepting some empty shelves for ultra-fresh food.
«The American Embassy, the epicenter of American nation-building efforts, was shuttered by the end of the day on Sunday» 🏳️🌈 #afghanistan #nt
@volt4ire Nobody ends up being as hot as Mrs. Salome Otterbourne (Angela Lansbury) in "Death on the Nile" (1978).
Reuters: «The scientists have now submitted the fresh findings [...] to the website #bioRxiv, a free online archive of unpublished clinical studies, ahead of peer review.»
What's this, a pre- #preprint by means of press release? Link or it didn't happen!
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