domenica 12 aprile 2009

Gag to Internet: Saving digital

Saving digital Length: 07 '05''Pubblished: 29/04/2007 11:49:40

this is the english translation of the movie that you can see below in Italian Language,7246,243%255E1072182,00.html

The good news today is science.

Almost all civil servants today to do their job have a computer.

Need to use many programs and programs cost money.

In Bolzano have found a way to save a lot '. Giuliano Marrucci.

This is one of 83 English language schools in the province. 50 computers that until two years ago cost 100 euros each a year only for the programs.

With these 100 euros for computer what to buy ?

PAUL ZILOTTI-School Superintendent
We always bought the latest version of the operating system and office suite.

So office ?

PAUL ZILOTTI-School Superintendent

And enough ?

PAUL ZILOTTI-School Superintendent
End !

Operating system and Office suite are the gasoline of the computer, without those you can not do anything.

For us ordinary mortals are synonymous with windows and office, commercial programs produced by microsoft, but ordinary mortals often wrong.

BARBARA REPETTO Department for work Prov. Bolzano
The alternative is the free software, which we as a government we are committed in these two years, we had to migrate from microsoft free software for all schools of the Italian province of Bolzano.

Free software works just like the commercial, but it's free.

While the microsoft licenses each year for the Italian language schools in the province is paid 269.000 euros a year.

So what practically until yesterday you paid 269.000 euros a year, the same thing now you do it free ?

BARBARA REPETTO Department for work Prov. Bolzano
To 27.000 euros, as maintenance is a maintenance cost.

Then one-tenth

And without giving up anything, even ... ...

PAUL ZILOTTI-School Superintendent
We wanted to make sure that when comparing the software to the textbook, students could take home this book, it could copy, all in a legal manner.

Eh already, because the beauty of free software is that it can be freely copied.

And so what we use at school, you can take home.

What are these so-here ?

EZIO-MONASTERO Coord. Group tutorial of information technology
These allow the installation to house distribution FUSS we have done for schools.

That is, there are educational software that are used in primary, secondary and higher education.

How many disks as you distribute this ?

EZIO-MONASTERO Coord. Group tutorial of information technology
I think a 20.000 diskettes. The cost was the printing of the cd's, 4000/5000 euros

And so to save money over to the public are also the families, because if a school is using commercial programs, it is up to buy a license for home.

EZIO-MONASTERO Coord. Group tutorial of information technology
Unless you pass the normal operation of several that download not lawful.

Then we impose a charge or a crime ?

EZIO-MONASTERO Coord. Group tutorial of information technology
Exactly, a school should instead educate the law.

Simple no ? Bolzano and yet remains an isolated case.

BARBARA REPETTO Department for work Prov. Bolzano
Inside the jam is the fact that this step requires a very considerable effort, since in the sphere of training of the school, is the government who is dealing with, not always in this kind of administration is this propulsive thrust towards innovation, towards change.

That is like saying money since our son ... ....

BARBARA REPETTO Department for work Prov. Bolzano
Yes, there is some 'resistance to change, that should make more effort in, is the speech of those who makes me the word no ?

Here thinked a boy who came from Argentina.

I came here from Argentina, from Buenos Aires, in'99, two years before the crisis,
I worked for a bank that I knew before that there was something that did not work very well.

You could say to us ...

I could definitely say it but I would have believed.

BARBARA REPETTO Department for work Prov. Bolzano
Yes, there is some 'resistance to change, that should make more effort in, is the speech of those who makes me the word no ?

Used to say things that others do not believe, just landed in Bolzano, Anthony is taken as an accountant by training for the province, a strategic location to launch the battle for the
free software.

We started in 2001 by organizing vocational training courses aimed at business from an idea that we believed that the system was already mature, and could use it for productivity, and companies, public administrations.

Moreover, to demonstrate that free software was a mature Bolzano was the Sad, the local transport company, the first in the world to use in a corporate environment nearly 15 years ago, saving time by about 300.000 euro for year.

You are Genoan isn't true ?

MAURIZIO CACHIA Dir computing SAD-local transport
I am of Genoese origin.

It's for that...

MAURIZIO CACHIA Dir computing SAD-local transport
I am Genoan, I live in Val di Non, say that the valley is not a Genova of Trentino ...

Building on this example, Antonio begins to knock at the doors of all offices of the province.

First stage, the consortium of municipalities.

Antonio has convinced ?

HUGO Leiter - Dir Information Service Prov. Bolzano

He was of great help, is extraordinary. I have to admire what he has managed to do.

HUGO Leiter - Dir Information Service Prov. Bolzano
If we were to replace all the software proprietary software with open should spend at least half a million.

One-off ?

HUGO Leiter - Dir Information Service Prov. Bolzano
One-off, these must be added the annual costs of management, upgrade and maintenance.

Second stage training agricultural and forestry where the free software they use to make courses on the internet.

But the fun is yet to come. Why migrate largest they made about 4500 pc of the province, from microsoft office to his free, open office.

And how much you save ?

Hellmuth LADURNER Dir-sharing computer Prov. Bolzano
More than one million euros a year.

Eh ?

Hellmuth LADURNER Dir-sharing computer prov. Bolzano
More than one million euros a year.

Free software you can 'download from the internet and there are also instructions to install it.

And while we would also be a good thing if public officials who try to be awarded a bonus, to encourage all Antonio Russo that there are around.

sabato 11 aprile 2009

Gag to Internet: Digital rights and Internet rules & Co A real defense of the user, without putting the gag on the free flow of information

Digital rights and Internet rules & Co A real defense of the user, without putting the gag on the free flow of information

By using the internet phone call with the phone, Facebook following the use of satellite tv on: Digital is now become a daily bread for many Italians.

A new market has been stated in a very short space of time.

A market with high technology, but also marked by the usual Old problems: firstly the lack of competition and Transparency.

And the lack of attention to user interests.

All compounded in many cases by the absence of rules, including Because of laws that are struggling to keep pace with the continuing Changes that characterize the world digitally.


As part of our campaign "Law Network", we have organized a conference for April 23 in Rome, the Hall of Columns of the House of Representatives (from 09:30 am to 05:00 pm).

The theme is broad: the aim is to analyze, with all the Stakeholders, the most important current issues related to A proper and efficient development of the digital market.

Will devote particular attention to the rights and obligations of those who Handles both of the person using the network.

We need to safeguard the world from internet abuse (violation Of privacy, defamation) but did not put the gag Free flow of information (also see the video on our Site).

Among others, joined our meeting European Commissioner For consumers Meglena Kuneva.


The conference marks the launch of our campaign for better Regulation of the Internet world.

At this point, one of the hot spots in question concerns Piracy in the digital age: remind you about our site You can sign the petition so that the discussion on the new Law to be heard all parties involved, including Associations representing consumers.

Among the other topics that face our country: the Implementation of next generation networks of fiber optics, the Problem of the digital divide * (ie the areas not reached by Broadband), the spread of the social network and the initial phase of Switch to digital TV, for now characterized more by shadows By lighting.

Our campaign

Page 4 and 5 of Altroconsumo number 225 April 2009

venerdì 10 aprile 2009

Gag to Internet: The ddl Carlucci arrived in Parliament

The ddl Carlucci arrived in Parliament

The Italian web occurs but Gabriella Carlucci momentum: the proposed law that will abolish the anonymity comes at the IX Transport Commission.

[ZEUS News - - 16-03-2009]

Secure of goodness and necessity of the proposal - as he said a few days ago - and completely ignoring the flood of protests that was raised in front of a bill not only censorious, but even so useless as inapplicable, Gabriella Carlucci has managed to bring the ddl in 2195 to a parliamentary committee.

Apparently it matters little if not too far away, in Switzerland, the father of the Web celebrates 20 years of its creation by reiterating the need for Internet freedom and denouncing, in a speech to the House of Lords English, the dangers of those who wants to control all information placed online by users: the Carlucci must abolish anonymity.

To fight against pedophiles, of course, even if the proposal comes from the mind of the President of Univideo, even if talk of combating crimes such as slander, libel and insult that have nothing to do with pedophilia, even if it is to extend Internet laws in the press despite the Cassation is not precisely the same view. Although everyone seems just another attempt to muzzle the Web

Despite all this, the IX Transport Commission will examine the text of ddl in 2195 that, if approved, would require to record and store every single online action of any individual user.

"But the Commission will block" could hope someone sull'intelligenza counting of at least part of the 44 members. Yet it is difficult to remain optimistic when you discover that the Vice-President of the Commission is Luca Barbareschi.

Gag to Internet: The forums are not printing, but maybe yes blog

The forums are not printing, but maybe yes blog

The ruling of the Cassation not free blogs from the impositions of the law on the press: Only forum, for now, they are clearly exempt.

[ZEUS News - - 12-03-2009]

The recent ruling by the Court of Cassation, which rules out the forums for the media to which the press law was decidedly unhappy aduc, but the media in general have hailed this decision as a good news for freedom of the Network

The question is actually more complicated than appears at first sight.

The current situation provides for the initiatives of various political forces - including Gabriella Carlucci is just the latest example - to enforce the laws on the press for what is published on the Internet.

Since the days of the bill that would require bloggers and webmasters in general to register the Roc (the Registry of Operators of Communication), the Italian network has always been opposed to these attempts to unnecessary bureaucratic regulation (and suspected of complaint): in all conscience, how can a personal diary, be treated as a body of information ?

Not a few bloggers that, to avoid this abomination, still exhibit on their pages the words: "This blog is not a newspaper in what is being updated without any periodicity. It can not therefore be considered as an editorial product under Law No. 62 of 7.03.2001. Yet the idea of regulating the Internet as a huge newsstand had not died.

That is why the ruling of the Cassation seemed to many so important: it appears to represent an official statement which should put an end to the dispute on the comparability of forums and blogs to newspapers.

Yet this reasoning is not a small flaw: the Cassation spoke of forum, not blog. General that the press is not attentive to these subtleties is even understandable, but the difference is substantial.

Henceforth it is clear that anyone who runs a forum is not required to record the head, indicating a director, to submit to all such limitations as are prescribed by law on the press.

Some may not even have the protections listed in the same text, but that's not the point. The point is that, instead, on the blog is still not clear.

The two media are different.

Even the judge or the legislature more distracted notice a difference, though, qualify as "news" there is the periodicity of the host content determined and can be a source of income (for which even a single banner would be enough), here is a blog that seems to answer perfectly or nearly so, whereas a forum is so much different.

Neither are very clear what are the criteria for defining the frequency of "which seems to be an important discrimine: to be comparable to a newspaper, a blog any length of time to be updated ?

Daily ?

It might be a newspaper.

Once a week ?

It could be a weekly.

Once a month ?

A monthly.

Just lengthen the period of time, and now that the schedule is.

For some, even just the fact that, from time to time, the author writes, simply that there is a minimum of regularity - the blog is not abandoned, but are new post even if not time-bound.

All this is not covered by the ruling of the Cassation, nor was his intention to do so.

The case of blogger sentenced for defamation (and failed control) or for the crime of clandestine press in recent times there have been and the Supreme Court apparently has not addressed the matter: the only ones who can celebrate for now (but always in moderation, as is necessary in these cases) are perhaps the managers of the forums.

It remains the case with comments on the blog: some may be considered "forum" and therefore not subject to the laws on the press, according to others are a matter of who runs the blog.

Gag to Internet: For Cassation forums are not equivalent to the press

For Cassation forums are not equivalent to the press

The laws in the press with its safeguards do not apply to discussions between users: the Supreme Court for the sequestration of messages on the forum is legitimate.

[ZEUS News - - 11-03-2009]

A ruling by the Supreme Court makes clear the rights and obligations of those who runs an online forum: other than those provided for print and TV for less protection, but also for the lack of registration and appointment of legal responsibility.

"It is now confirmed that we are all less free" so the title's association with consumers aduc commenting the decision of the Cassation which does not recognize in the discussion forums online guarentigie the same - but also the same obligations - which they may be printed.

The story dates back to 2006 when, upon complaint of the Meter of Don Fortunato Di Noto, forums aduc were subjected to abduction, why the complaint was the presence of certain messages are accused of violating Article 403 of the Criminal Code (insult a confession by contempt for religious people).

Enter now to the question of the matter is now out of time: the forums were actually insults and phrases that definitely does not belong to anyone who knows how to make a civil and just did not need to deploy personnel on the offensive to defend their ideas, but by Here the complaint will probably run.

Approximately the same view was also aduc, which at that time presented a Parliamentary question - still waiting for answers - and a review of the measure aimed at achieving seizure dimming of the sun incriminating phrases rather than whole the Forum, the Association has been right on appeal, but is also used in Cassazione to get the seizure of the nine post also indicted.

The Supreme Court has stated that the forum "is simply a discussion area where users or registered users are free to express their thoughts but not for this forum is subject to the rules and obligations which they may be printed (as indicate a Director responsible for the registration of the head) or may benefit from the guarentigie on seizure that the Constitution reserves only to the press. " So the seizure was lawful.

The ruling is ambivalent: on the one hand, this could put an end to the ambitions of those who would like to extend to the whole Internet laws in the press, although in reality it is early to say, the Cassation, in the end, it was expressed on the forum without considering explicitly in other forms of expression, such as blogs.

On the other hand, the lack of "guarentigie" that allow journalists not to run into a complaint every three words exposes a part of the Internet at risk of being censured by a hitherto unimaginable ease.

Therefore, if the managers of the forums do not seem to be held accountable as published by the users, it is also true that because of actions of these same users may see suddenly closed its site.

Sarkozy rejected the doctrine on online piracy

Against all expectations, the Parliament rejects the Hadopi. But the bill could be delayed only a few weeks.

[ZEUS News - - 09-04-2009]

Losses burning sound spanking and supporters of the theory of "three blows" because the French National Assembly has rejected, with the votes of some members of the governing party, discussed the law on "protection of creativity on the Internet."

One reason should perhaps be sought in the hardening conditions of sanctions imposed by the Senate in the Joint Commission Inter, or can only be an exhibition of independence just to save face, of this view is Roger Karoutchi, minister of relations with the parliament, which states that minimizing the more the law will be delayed a few weeks of being resubmitted with minor variations.

In the meantime, an alarm bell will sound for Bondi & Co. who, taking advantage of the general inattention due to the tragic events of Abruzzo trying to pass off quietly in a series of rules remaking the disputed Hadopi, forgetting perhaps that is just around the corner a "verification" by the electorate.

Gag to Internet: The European Union rejected the "doctrine Sarkozy"

The European Union rejected the "doctrine Sarkozy"

The European Parliament has removed the "Telecom package" proposals by France against p2p and for the processing of provider in cyberpolicemen.

[ZEUS News - - 25-09-2008]

The Doctrine Sarkozy did not pass: there is no method of the three blows to the user, no change in the provider cyberpolicemen, no denial of rights of access to the Internet.

Telecom Package has been cleansed and purged of the most feared, thanks to a series of amendments put to safeguard the rights and freedoms of Internet users.

How many were asked, including by Jérémie Zimmermann la quadrature du net, MEPs have eliminated the rules that were supposed to put an end to peer to peer and fully rejected the proposal of France, which has the presidency of the European Union.

This is good news for all those who use p2p software sharing: this is not about defending the spread of illegal material, but to allow that users can use existing tools without being forced ISPs to monitor and no sanctions at all oversized compared to offenses, as he wanted Nicholas Sarkozy.

According to the French President, users who had illegally shared files should have been warned twice and then, if still repeat, hunted by the Network

The task of monitoring it would have been for the providers, the police turned into the Net: they should keep the traffic data generated by their customers and collaborate actively in the hunt sharer.

All this will no longer be possible and, more importantly still, before it can impose sanctions on someone who violates the rules would require the order of a judge, and only those institutions can do, not the provider.

Moreover, the punishment should be proportionate to offenses, not to deprive anyone of access to the Internet just because they shared an mp3, as some had wanted.

The credit for having convinced the Parliament to decide in this sense is also the rapporteur Catherine Trautmann, that mail addressed to the MEPs defined access to the network a fundamental right of individuals: No one can be private without the decision of the courts .

that tremble with rage, in addition to the French President, and will be the major industry associations, which were to have a free hand in the spying and depriving them of surfers connecting to the first mention of use of p2p.

The doctrine Sarkozy will return to life again later? Possible and perhaps probable, but it is very difficult to happen before the end of the presidency of France (the end of this year), a country that as you can guess, more than any other pressed for approval.

In 2009 the presidency of the European Union will move to Sweden, which has already made it known to have much more to be dealt.