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DRM's Dead Canary: How We Just Lost the Web, What We Learned from It, and What We Need to Do Next | Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF has been fighting against DRM and the laws behind it for a decade and a half, intervening in the US Broadcast Flag, the UN Broadcasting Treaty, the European DVB CPCM standard, the W3C EME standard and many other skirmishes, battles and even wars over the years. With that long history behind us...
drm  copyright  compare  law  shame  corporate  usa  w3c  dmca  government  eff 
may 2018 by orlin
Noam Chomsky: How the Business Class Shapes Our Opinions about Democracy and Government
6 minutes | "Elections are moments when groups of investors coalesce and invest to control the state." - Thomas Ferguson

This is a clip from Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (2009). It is...
politics  money  government  usa  propaganda  chomsky  investment  control  democracy 
october 2015 by orlin
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007) - IMDb
Directed by Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp. With Spiro Agnew, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Arnett, Wolf Blitzer. War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning...
documentary  government  war  politics  shame 
november 2014 by orlin
Fix Congress First
Congress has got work to do. Spread the word to help it. @fixcongress
usa  politics  democracy  reform  government  activism  lessig 
november 2010 by orlin
Socrata | Making Data Social
Socrata is for governments trying to reduce costs, citizens wanting to know how their tax dollars are used, and civic hackers creating new apps and improving services.
social  dataset  opendata  community  semantic  government  service  data  research 
october 2009 by orlin

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