Category: Politics

The Word of Notch – On Patents

Notch (the guy who started Minecraft) has a really good piece on why patents are a bad idea.

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TED.com – Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

Clay Shirky delivers a clear and cogent history and explanation of PIPA/SOPA, walking through through both the intent and what the ramifications of the bill and how it changes the entire legal system under which websites operate.

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Posted in Art, Copyright, Culture, Politics, Quick Posts, Social Media, Technology
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Electronic Frontier Foundation – The Internet at its Best

EFF highlights some of the largest sites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout.

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Posted in Copyright, Politics, Quick Posts, Technology
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O’Reilly Radar – The President’s challenge

The idea that we’ll be able to go back in time and make it harder for people to get digital information/media/anything is just wrong.

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Posted in Business, Copyright, Economics, Politics, Quick Posts, Security, Technology, User Experience
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ArsTechnica – Wikipedia to join reddit in SOPA blackout Wednesday

I’ll also be posting a message to protest and inform people about PIPA and SOPA, though I imagine Wikipedia will have a much larger influence.

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American Civil Liberties Union – It Was Close, But We Won: Viva Net Neutrality!

Yeah for Net Neutrality, boo for my State Senator being the one who introduced this resolution.

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Posted in Communication, Politics, Quick Posts, Technology
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GeekWire – Gates to students: Don’t try to be a billionaire, it’s overrated

Some really interesting stuff in here.

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The White House – Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents

Why haven’t you signed this petition?

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Ars Technica – Newzbin2 builds block-averting measures into its software

Every time someone tries to prevent information from being reached on the Internet someone else finds a way around it.

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Universal Hub – Court says state law used to ban recording of police officers in public is unconstitutional

I could not be happier with this ruling.

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