Incredible street performance (and a word about sharing)
Mar18

Incredible street performance (and a word about sharing)

A friend shared the Thai clip on Facebook. I failed to “like” it, so when I wanted to show it to my husband, I couldn’t find it. Thus began the journey that led to my discovering this video. I channeled my inner terrier, but it was “search” that I had my teeth sunk into, not a squirrel or a rat or a bone. “Asian Vitruvian Man” was shot in Taipei and uploaded October 28, 2011. Knock-offs are...

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Aaron Swartz and Cybercrime: Time To Wake Up

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was written in response to 1983’s War Games, according to EFF attorney Marcia Hofmann. Who has seen the movie War Games? 1983. Congress freaked out and passed Computer Fraud & Abuse Act: 18 USC Section 1030 Marcia Hofmann @eff — Kathy E Gill (@kegill) March 5, 2013 Not only is it stone age in origin, much of its sweeping power rests in one ill-defined phrase — unauthorized access...

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Photo Sharing Sites: Terms of Service

Curious about the terms of service on photo sharing websites? This table provides a summary of a more detailed Google spreadsheet. Site Alexa License Date Notes Facebook 2 Sublicense Non-exclusive  N.D. License provides for undefined “use” by anyone for content made public Flickr 74 Limited to Yahoo! Services Non-exclusive 11/24/2008 Third party use must be approved by account holder Google+ 1 Google (and those we work...

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Federal Judge Refuses To Return Domain Names, Claims Loss Not “Substantial Hardship”
Aug05

Federal Judge Refuses To Return Domain Names, Claims Loss Not “Substantial Hardship”

According to New York Federal District Court Judge Paul A. Crotty, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) does not have to return two domain names that the government seized earlier this year. The primary reason given? The Spanish company has registered alternate domain names. The domain names were seized in February due to claims (probably by FOX) of copyright infringement. However, Puerto 80 has prevailed in Spanish...

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Cooks Source Magazine Ignites Copyright Firestorm

When Illadore (Monica Gaudio) discovered that Cooks Source Magazine had printed an article she wrote in 2005 without asking permission, she says the first thing she did was contact the publisher, Judith Griggs, by email. When Griggs told her that everything on the web was public domain, Gaudio started to see red. That’s when she posted the story on her LiveJournal account. From there, the story took on a life of its own. What...

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