The Word of Notch – On Patents
Notch (the guy who started Minecraft) has a really good piece on why patents are a bad idea.
Electronic Frontier Foundation – The Internet at its Best
EFF highlights some of the largest sites that participated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout.
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.
Ars Technica – Sanctioned: P2P lawyer fined $10,000 for “staggering chutzpah”
Seriously stupid and unethical moves by this lawyer.
Electronic Frontier Foundation – Open WiFi and Liability for Copyright Infringement: Setting the Record Straight
The line about “online debates” had me giggling.
TorrentFreak – Why Is It Rocket Science That Laws Should Apply Online Too?
CrunchGear – Record Industry: Limewire Could Owe $75 Trillion – Judge: “Absurd”
The judge has exactly the right idea, absurd indeed.
Bloomberg – Apple Sues Amazon.com, Seeks Order to Stop Use of ‘App Store’ Trademark
Ughh when does it ever end.
Electronic Frontier Foundation – Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Law That Removes Works from the Public Domain
This should be declared unconstitutional, once work goes in the public domain, the work should stay there, perpetual copyright is a bad deal.