Category: Copyright

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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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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Ars Technica – Sanctioned: P2P lawyer fined $10,000 for “staggering chutzpah”

Seriously stupid and unethical moves by this lawyer.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation – Open WiFi and Liability for Copyright Infringement: Setting the Record Straight

The line about “online debates” had me giggling.

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TorrentFreak – Why Is It Rocket Science That Laws Should Apply Online Too?

Why indeed?

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CrunchGear – Record Industry: Limewire Could Owe $75 Trillion – Judge: “Absurd”

The judge has exactly the right idea, absurd indeed.

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PLATO History – Yet another PLATO innovation ignored, this time patented by Google

Even Google submits stupid and ridiculous patents, for stuff already “invented”.

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Bloomberg – Apple Sues Amazon.com, Seeks Order to Stop Use of ‘App Store’ Trademark

Ughh when does it ever end.

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