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Using Copyright to Quash Criticism

Electronic Frontier Foundation Kate Wagner runs an architecture criticism blog called McMansion Hell, where she posts pictures and opinions of examples of what she considers poor design. Mostly she criticizes big houses that are meant to appeal buyers’ vanities. A … Continue reading

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Patent Troll Sues Electronic Frontier Foundation

Almost a year and a half ago, Green Comet had a post on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) series called Stupid Patent of the Month, where they call out the bad practises of patent trolls and other miscreants. The stupid … Continue reading

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Fighting Back Against the War on Science

The ongoing war on science has received reinforcements. Government has joined with industry to suppress facts in the name of commerce. In this so-called post-fact era when an unknown percentage of the information we receive is fake news, they are … Continue reading

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Trolls Observed

Trolls get a lot of attention, but never as much as they want. That pretty well sums up the problem, and its cause. Right, then. Let’s wrap this up and call it a day, shall we? No, we shan’t. This … Continue reading

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NRA Complaint Takes Down 38,000 Websites | Motherboard

Here’s another example of someone using copyright / trademark laws to stifle criticism. The Yes Men created a parody of the National Rifle Association, and the NRA responded by forcing the takedown of 38,000 websites. Overkill? The Yes Men are … Continue reading

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Error 451: How to tell when websites have been censored

I like an open Internet. So I like it when the censors are exposed, and we can tell when a website has been deliberately blocked. This new error code — 451, as in Fahrenheit 451 — is meant to do … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo

The world has reacted to the recent murders in Paris in a heartening show of sympathy for the victims and support for their cause. Charlie Hebdo, according to Wikipedia, “is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and … Continue reading

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