Tag: 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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Posted in Communication, Copyright, Politics, Technology
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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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Bloomberg – Apple Sues Amazon.com, Seeks Order to Stop Use of ‘App Store’ Trademark

Ughh when does it ever end.

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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.

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