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No Copyright Intended - Waxy.org
Remix culture is the new Prohibition, with massive media companies as the lone voices calling for temperance. You can criminalize commonplace activities from law-abiding people, but eventually, something has to give.
copyright  law  prediction  remix 
december 2011 by tysone
A VC: Enough Is Enough
I believe that software patents should not exist. They are a tax on innovation. And software is closer to media than it is to hardware. Patenting software is like patenting music.
patents  ip  software  law  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Perry v. Schwarzenegger: News Desk : The New Yorker
If I were on the anti-gay marriage side, I’d start wondering if I had the facts to shore up my moral disapproval.
newyorker  prop8  law 
august 2010 by tysone
Mayor Bloomberg Stands Up For Mosque
“This nation was founded on the principle that the government must never choose between religions or favor one over another. The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts. But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans if we said no to a mosque in lower Manhattan."
NYC  freedom  constitution  law  religion 
august 2010 by tysone
Media groups side with Westboro Baptist Church - Stripes Central - Stripes
Dow Jones, the Associated Press, New York Times Co. and 19 other media organizations took the Westboro Baptist Church's side in a "friend of the court" brief filed Wednesday with the Supreme Court. They argue that speech cannot be deemed too offensive to be protected by the First Amendment.
firstamendment  speech  journalism  law 
july 2010 by tysone
Typographer at Law: An Interview with Matthew Butterick
"Remember the lines in Roman Polanski’s Chinatown: “She’s my sister — she’s my daughter — She’s my sister and my daughter!” Well the same could apply to Matthew Butterick. He’s a type designer. He’s a lawyer. He’s a type designer and a lawyer who has a website devoted to teaching typography to legal professionals, Typography for Lawyers."
forsnd  typography  law 
march 2010 by tysone
Op-Ed Contributor - The Day Obscenity Became Art - NYTimes.com
For many decades, the courts upheld racial segregation; then, suddenly, they didn’t. For many decades, the courts let the Post Office decide which books people could read; then, suddenly, they didn’t. In both cases, and many others that could be cited, the laws hadn’t changed; society did. And the courts responded accordingly.
law  censorship  history 
july 2009 by tysone
Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution | O'Reilly Media
"Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy. ... Piracy is progressive taxation."
copyright  law  economics  longtail 
april 2009 by tysone
Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?
"It was unusual, to say the least: three people together in one place, sharing the same heartbreaking history. All three had accidentally killed their babies in the identical, incomprehensible, modern way. ... There may be no act of human failing that more fundamentally challenges our society's views about crime, punishment, justice and mercy."
culture  washingtonpost  law  kids 
march 2009 by tysone
Home | Citizen Media Law Project
The mission of the CMLP is to provide legal assistance, education, and resources for individuals and organizations involved in online and citizen media. We also provide research and advocacy on free speech, newsgathering, intellectual property, and other legal issues related to online speech.
harvard  nonprofit  ethics  copyright  law  media_law  citizenjournalism 
march 2009 by tysone
'NY Times' Settles Lobbyist Lawsuit Over McCain Report
The settlement, which does not include any payment, retraction or apology from the Gray Lady, includes an agreement for the Times to post an online Op-Ed from Iseman's attorneys. Executive Editor Bill Keller will counter with his own Web essay.
nytimes  politics  mccain  law  libel 
february 2009 by tysone
Public School Intelligentsia » Blog Archive » From The Desk of Schadenfreude Esq.: What’s Good for Facebook is Good for America
If, after reading this, you’re still tearing your hair out worried that you’ll have to pay royalties next time you quote yourself saying “omg, lol, like totally 4 shur,” I’d like to ask you a serious question: have you ever met a fucking corporate lawyer? ... Jesus fucking Christ, like you were going to write Finnegans Wake on someone’s wall or some shit?
facebook  law  tos  conspiracy 
february 2009 by tysone
The Permission Problem: Financial Page: The New Yorker
The commons leads to overuse and destruction; the anticommons leads to underuse and waste.
economics  copyright  law 
august 2008 by tysone

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