Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

law needs to change to comply with the treaty (the hope is that these changes are minimal). I had a chance to meet with staffers involved in the drafting of two key federal bills that are most likely to be adopted, and shared my issues. It was the third Africa Forum I’ve attended: I went to Accra, Ghana, in 2011 and South Africa in 2004. Professor Ruth Okediji, who keynoted the Uganda conference a couple of weeks earlier, is visiting Harvard Law School this year.

Snapshot of Worldwide Electronics Recycling 2013

Tech Soup Blog

The WEEE Directive is the set of laws that governs the proper collection and disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the 27 countries of the European Union. The latest update of the law is expected to be formally approved in 2014. Switzerland was the first country in the world to adopt an electronics recycling system is 1991.Things are actually going pretty well in Europe. has a patchwork of laws in half of the U.S.

Provide the Nonprofit Voice to America's Broadband Plan

NTEN

Consumers in South Korea and Japan can get broadband speeds reaching 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) for less than the monthly price a U.S. Encouraging residential adoption should be a top priority through educational programs and funding for schools and community organizations. Adopt Net Neutrality requirements that go beyond the FCC's current broadband policy statement. Without effective deterrents, Internet providers will continue to discriminate against lawful content.