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Archive for March, 2005

peculiar dress habits of old white men

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Old white men meeting to discuss US intelligence “failures” on Iraq weapons — notice the uniformity of dark suits? Ah, but look at the rainbow of ties! Peeking out beneath the boring suits are a springtime explosion of color, patterns — perhaps even delirious textures. These men crave to express their individuality but are bound […]

dirty rotten copyright-infringing legislators

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

The New York state Senate Republican leadership is being sued for copyright infringement, for distributing “child I.D. kits.” — Tomoeh Murakami Tse, “LI company sues state Senate over kid ID kits,” Newsday.com, 2005/3/3

doubletake: did he say that?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

And the Republican abandonment of ‘federalism’ continues: Senator Tom Coburn, a newly elected conservative Republican from Oklahoma, said: “This isn’t a states’ rights issue. What we’re saying is they are going to review it. The states are not given the right to take away somebody’s constitutional rights.” … [House majority leader Tom Delay]: “The conservative […]

anti-racist protest also stings anti-bootleggers

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

While protesting the airing of “The Tsunami Song”, Asian-American rapper Cobra took shots at the anti-bootlegging “whiners”: Though promoted as an antiracist event, the rally lamented the degraded state of the corporate music industry generally. One of the first performances at the demonstration came from Asian-American rapper Cobra. In front of an audience holding signs […]

Hirsch seems confused about the point of documentary interviews

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

The documentary film weblog reports that an attorney who was interviewed for “Super Size Me” is now suing on defamation etc. for using his filmed quotes in the film. … shall I risk re-publisher liability for quoting the allegedly defamatory statements? Yes, I’m feeling willful today (or perhaps just very very dubious about the likelihood […]

… and the criminalization of copyright law continues

Friday, March 11th, 2005

great: A federal task force that monitors the Internet caught on to the student and got a warrant I also love how all these cases have some quote from the RIAA about how much money they lose each year. Unverifiable Saganesque billions and billions… Teen Convicted Under Internet Piracy Law By BETH DeFALCO Associated Press […]

florida high school yearbook insanity

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

This is at least the second such story out of Florida in the last couple of years. This year — 2005, not 1955 — high school principal Sam Ward at Fleming Island High School in Clay County, Florida, has decided that the high school yearbook will not publish the photo of a senior young woman […]

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