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Sony stops DNS resolvers

The Hamburg Regional Court today ruled that they would not suspend an existing injunction against Quad9 in a case filed by Sony Music Germany. The case centers around Sony Music’s demand that Quad9’s servers located in Germany stop resolving DNS names of third-party sites which are claimed to have URLs that contain copyright infringements.



Also note “claimed to have”. Not proven to have.

Knowing that Sony has not been very good at actually identifying copyrighted content, and they just throw stuff around to see what sticks.

And DMCA requests have done more evil than good…

Also, what will actually happen? Quad9 will move its DNS servers outside of Germany and/or people will use other DNS resolvers. Nothing get fixed, and users are punished with worse latency.


Octopuses, crabs and lobsters to be recognised as sentient beings

Octopuses, crabs and lobsters will receive greater welfare protection in UK law following an LSE report which demonstrates that there is strong scientific evidence that these animals have the capacity to experience pain, distress or harm.

The UK government has today confirmed that the scope of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill will be extended to all decapod crustaceans and cephalopod molluscs.

by LSE

More like this, please.

I believe the EU (or some members of) already had similar laws. I am not sure if they go as far, though.

We have to rethink the food industry. And these laws help go into the right direction.

Networking Software

Stibbe – Cybercrime

Short presentation about the ease of finding and getting into unprotected systems.

PDF can be downloaded here.

Presentation given at Stibbe on 5 May 2015.



See here BeLaws, by Pieter & Tim Esselens, an iRail product.

It’s an alpha version, but should already provide intuitive searching through Belgian laws.

Check it out and gief feedback. 😉