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Volkswagen Not the Only One Cheating

I think I’ve settled down enough from the hectic exercise of publishing The Francesians to lift my head up and post about something else. How about nefarious cheats? Cory Doctorow opens his article, Demon-Haunted World, with “Cheating is a given.” … Continue reading

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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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Hacking the Tractor

We’ve looked at the way tractor manufacturers are trying to lock their customers in by preventing the servicing or maintainance of their tractors by anyone other than their own approved and licensed shops. This post is about farmers beginning to … Continue reading

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You Can Alter Your Car’s Software Now

This is an update on previous posts on Green Comet, one on the John Deere debacle, and one on the champions of fixing our own stuff, iFixit. This one is about a change to the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) … Continue reading

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Farmers Demand Right to Fix Their Own Dang Tractors

Last Fall I published an article about iFixit, the activist group trying to make it safe, even possible for people to fix their own stuff. That article referred to a Wired article about the John Deere company trying to make … Continue reading

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In defence of Creative Commons – TechnoLlama

As you know, my novels are published with a Creative Commons license. I use Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA), but there are other variations, depending on how you want to share your work.  TechnoLlama, a blog I follow, has a … Continue reading

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