random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  I'm in love with libraries and librarians.

tagged: libraries, librarians
  —Ray Bradbury, Ray Bradbury to Tom Snyder, March 22, 1995.

limewire / grokster

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Summary judgment against Limewire on a number of key points, including inducement à la Grokster. As predicted, footnote 13 of Grokster is troublesome.

The awesomeness of Miro

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

The awesomeness of Miro Miro is the awesome successor to the Democracy TV player. It’s open source and supports open content. It’s being developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation, whose president, NAME, was recently interviewed at Groklaw. Reville had this to say about DRM: [Miro is] not [compatible with DRM], and we don’t support DRM. […]

more linkblogging

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

why? because i keep seeing interesting things but don’t have enough time to get all discursive on ‘em. in the realm of stupid, check out ASCAP’s contribution to the “let’s teach our kids the copyright corporations’ view of copyright” animated video wars: “Donny the Downloader“. spam subject of the day: apocalyptic daze dinnerware. i like […]

universities and copyright

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Suddenly there’s a lot of press about the rights enforcement companies and their P2P notices — this Washington Post article and this AP story are just two of the recent press. How timely — I just finished a report on exactly this issue. I spoke with representatives from 25 different educational institutions and online service […]

france ipod/DRM legislation passed

Friday, June 30th, 2006

(edited & corrected as I learn more) According to MacObserver, the French legislation opening DRM (like that on apple’s ipod) has now passed into law. Presumably, this was supposed to open up Apple’s scheme to competitors so music purchased at iTunes store will play on other devices. According to consumer groups this portion was quite […]

grokster

Monday, June 27th, 2005

well — grokster is out. from the beginning: We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties. and from the end: There […]

old news – ll cool j vs. chuck d

Monday, April 4th, 2005

We already knew this, but Chuck D. is pretty cool: LL Cool J has come out in support of the US music industry’s legal threats music downloaders. LL was speaking to a Senate committee investigating whether the industry has been too heavy-handed . “My question is, if a contractor builds a building, should people be […]


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