The EU’s latest copyright proposal is so bad, it even outlaws Creative Commons licenses The EU has been completely taken over by the entertainment industry. Source: The EU’s latest copyright proposal is … Continue reading The EU’s latest copyright proposal is so bad, it even outlaws Creative Commons licenses
Rejecting years of settled precedent, a federal court in New York has ruled [PDF] that you could infringe copyright simply by embedding a tweet in a web page. Even worse, the logic … Continue reading Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement
The organization that sets standards for the web just failed to beat back a stupid, greedy technology. This is bad, as it means that the Internet will start moving away from free content to paid content in a way that keeping an historical record of content on the net will start to … Continue reading Netflix, Microsoft, and Google just quietly changed how the web works
Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops in Source: Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops … Continue reading Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops in
The MPAA lobbyist who wrote SOPA will help draft the Democratic Party platform Great, SOPA was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever proposed. Good choice for the Democrats. Not. Source: … Continue reading The MPAA lobbyist who wrote SOPA will help draft the Democratic Party platform
The late pop star Prince was known in life as an artist fiercely protective of his intellectual property, but how much others may profit from his legacy, including a large body of … Continue reading Will Prince’s control of his music extend from the grave?
Wikimedia claims Swedish court decision means tourists who take selfies at famous landmarks and spread them online could be in violation of law Poorly written article because it ends with the following … Continue reading Wikimedia’s free photo database of artworks violates copyright, court rules
An oldie but goodie, shows what happens when we give corporations too much power. Source: Hitler reacts to the Hitler parodies being removed from YouTube Continue reading When copyright law goes too far even Hitler reacts!
A bigger concern is that a Chinese owner might choose to restrict—or be compelled to restrict—the use of sensitive images internationally. That would amount to, in effect, China’s censorship affecting a global … Continue reading Bill Gates sold rights to the Tiananmen Square pictures to a Chinese company
Prosecutors in more than 200 criminal cases across the United States, including murder and rape trials, have used the TrueAllele DNA-testing software to secure convictions, but defense attorneys cannot look at … Continue reading Prosecutors are sending people to jail with software evidence that no one can double-check
“Proprietary software is an unsafe building material. You can’t inspect it.” It shows that any software that is used by government agencies should not be proprietary if it is doing something important … Continue reading In Volkswagen emissions fraud scandal, proprietary software is the real villain