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Category Archives: fair use / IP
We don’t believe folks like Steve Jobs who claim “Open systems don’t always win.” We don’t believe that it’s ethical for body measuring companies to block users access to their information. We don’t believe that Zeo shouldn’t be ripped open … Continue reading
…Synthesis is a weird thing; in my brain, it's either working or it isn't. And I'm realizing that writing fiction is the thing that makes it work, that greases those cogs and applies the force to move that particular machine. … Continue reading
"At COMPANY _______ we value your privacy a great deal. Almost as much as we value the ability to take the data you give us and slice, dice, julienne, mash, puree and serve it to our business partners, which may … Continue reading
As citizens, we care (or at least have a responsibility to care) about whether our governments are doing well or badly. That responsibility is the flipside of our right to fix government organizations when we don't agree with what they're … Continue reading
Fifteen years of draconian copyright regimes show that when you create powerful enforcement tools without any consequence for misuse, they get misused. And half a century’s worth of evidence on digital technology shows that no amount of enforcement will make … Continue reading
From Lawrence Lessig’s blog: Beautifully put by Fred Benenson: NIN’s CC-Licensed Best-Selling MP3 Album Fred Benenson, January 5th, 2009 NIN’s Creative Commons licensed Ghosts I-IV has been making lots of headlines these days. First, there’s the critical acclaim and two … Continue reading