Immortal Techique says downloading isn't stealing, record execs been stealing from artist for years. I do not know who Immortal Techique is but I sure agree with him. Worth a watch.Read more »
A blog reader sent a message to her congressman, Tim Walz, complaining about SOPA, the bill that aims to protect intellectual property rights online that has sent many internet folks into a tizzy.
Here is the response she got from Congressman Walz:
SOPA and PIPA have been shelved but the government’s plan to censor the public is an ongoing threat. Enter the "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" aka ACTA, an international trade agreement whose supposed sole purpose is to forge ahead with tackling counterfeited goods and -- suprise, surprise -- copyright infringement.Read more »
"Can you imagine how much we're going to be curtailed in the spreading of our information if we lose the Internet?!"Read more »
L. Niel Smith still doesn't get the fact that there is no P in IPRead more »
If you are interested in social networks, don’t miss the slick video about Max Schrems’ David and Goliath struggle with Facebook over the way they are treating his personal information. Click on the red “CC” in the lower right-hand corner to see the English subtitles.Read more »
Apple is using a patent from 1996 to get the government to stop android phones from being smart. It's not even a tangible part of the equipment.Read more »
We've all seen cute kids lip-syncing their favorite songs on YouTube. A new bill could make that illegal.
"I don't think you should go after little 8 year olds that are crying and singing Justin Bieber because it's their favorite person in the world," said YouTube Lip-syncer Cubby Squires.
U.S. Senate bill 978 would toughen copyright laws and make it illegal to upload lip-synced videos.Read more »
Senate Bill 978 is working through the Senate making a possible felony of embedding copyrighted work, intentionally or unknowingly.Read more »
With the NFL lockout in full swing, John Elway must really be bored.
Somehow Elway -- the Denver Broncos vice president and Hall-of-Fame quarterback -- became aware of the Fort Collins, Colo., punk band "Elway," and decided he's just not cool with the group using his surname.Read more »
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