Buffy vs. Edward is back in Youtube after a misdriven takedown campaign.
The idea of using an existing social network as a secure transport for arbitrary messages sounds like an April IETF surprise, but Privly is a genuine product now available for multiple browsers and social networks.
Cory Doctorow’s The Coming Civil War over General Purpose Computing is well worth reading, despite its unorthodox and distracting use of background images.
Or, in expanded form: Terms of Service; Didn’t Read.
“I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web.
The site explains in concise form what makes particular terms tick, and why they are bad (or good).
The selection is not by any means huge, but that’s bound to change for better in the future.
While I’m not a big fan of Jack Daniel’s, their take on a cease-and-desist- letter is nothing short of awesome.
Apple finally starts eliminating fake content from Appstore.
Haven’t had any issues with such, but they were flagrant indeed.
Zynga accused of a total copy-job by a three man company.
Yeah, today is the long-awaited SOPA/PIPA-protest day.
I am obviously totally against the heavy-handed censorship proposal, but am not turning the blog off.
After all, I had my four hours of darkness yesterday following the cPanel mishap in the afternoon.
And if the blog would have been switched off, I wouldn’t have been able to post this glorious rendition of American Pie. And not just ANY rendition of American Pie, but one with LOLcats in it!
In a completely random turn of events, an astrology software company sues the maintainers of timezone database.
In a nice reversal, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has taken on the old Comics Code Authority Seal.
In the post-breivik world of anonymity-scared authortites, danah boyd’s explanation why ubiquitous use of real names is not the only answer makes for a sobering read.
Never mind the knock-off products, the counterfeiters have taken up copying stores as well.
Murdoch Alert conveniently alerts and blocks the browser from straying onto News Corp-owned sites.
Kind of Screwed, a sad tale of the long tentacles of copyright and the difficulty of remixing.
Ugly. And no need to guess on whose side my sympathies lie.
Groklaw, the geekiest lawsite on earth quits in mid-May.
Even imaginary rules have a rationale. Such as authors’ rule #23: Never respond to reviews.
The counterpoint provided by Jacqueline Howett’s self-destructive spiral in these comments.
Record companies sue Limewire for a sum equal to the entire money supply of the world.
Someone at one of the thousands of wordpress.com blogs, since the service came upon a serious DDOS attack a few days ago.
Make magazine describes Sony’s litigation-happy history of interfacing with customers.
CSI:NY rips off short story, refuses to acknowledge even being inspired by the original.