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RIAA Lawyers Botched a Big One Against FLVTO.biz — So What's Next?
The RIAA received a stunning defeat at the hands of Russian stream-ripper, FLVTO.biz. The decision could have far-reaching implications for US-based music,…
riaa  uslaw  litigation  copyright  from instapaper
february 2019
How tuition fees change real-life decisions
Isabella is at a crossroads. The sixth former from Suffolk has to decide between university or an apprenticeship. But her choice is not about what she most…
tuitionfees  education  ukpolitics  universities  from instapaper
february 2019
Police use of 'biased' crime tech grows
At least 14 UK police forces have made use of crime-prediction software or plan to do so, according to Liberty. The human rights group said it had sent a total…
regulatorytech  uklaw  policing  legalai  police  law  crime  civilliberties  humanrights  from instapaper
february 2019
Canada court ruling boost for LGBT rights
Canada's top court has ruled in favour of denying accreditation to a Christian law school that banned students from having gay sex. Friday's ruling against…
lgbt  religion  homophobia  canada  politics  from instapaper
february 2019
Is It Time to Regulate Social Media Influencers?
Influencer marketing is $10 billion industry without many rules. In August, the YouTube beauty vlogger Marlena Stell uploaded…
socialmedia  influencer  influencerregulation  socialmediaregulation  from instapaper
january 2019
In the post-truth world, we need to remember the philosophy of science
Recently, across Europe, children have been dying from measles. The World Health Organisation blames the resurgence of the disease on low MMR vaccination rates…
philosophy  philosophyofscience  posttruth  from instapaper
january 2019
The Rise and Demise of RSS
About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends…
rss  xml  from instapaper
january 2019
Atheists vs religious belief, with Wittgenstein on the stand – Stephen Law | Aeon Essays
When contemporary atheists criticise religious beliefs, they usually criticise beliefs that only crude religious thinkers embrace. Or so some people claim. The…
wittgenstein  from instapaper
january 2019
Supreme Court Lets Youths’ Case Demanding Climate Action Proceed - The New York Times
The court said that the Trump administration had raised substantial questions about the plaintiffs’ legal theories, but that the plaintiffs should take the case back to an appeals court.
uslaw  julianavusa 
november 2018
Juliana v. US and other court cases show how Trump’s climate policy is leading to a judicial backlash - Vox
The worst way to do policy is through the courts. But that could be where we’re headed.
uslaw  julianavusa 
november 2018
It's a long shot, but these kids are suing the U.S. government over climate change | CBC News
It always seemed like a long shot, but a group of youngsters are on the cusp of facing off against the U.S. government in court over climate change.
uslaw  julianavusa 
november 2018
Nick Hardwick lifts the lid on the John Worboys case: 'Justice Secretary sacked me to save his own skin'
The sacked chair of the Parole Board has said the Justice Secretary got rid of him to save his own position following the controversy over the John Worboys…
law  ukpolitics  paroleboard  from instapaper
april 2018
‘Best interest’ cases | Counsel
As Counsel went to press, the parents of seriously ill Alfie Evans lost the latest in their series of challenges to a High Court ruling that life-sustaining…
alfieevans  law  uk  uklaw  from instapaper
april 2018
Divorce blame game leads to futile court battles, new study finds
Divorce law in England and Wales is nearly 50 years old and reform is ‘long overdue’, according to a detailed study of nearly 500 divorces.Photograph: Alamy The…
uklaw  law  uk  divorce  matrimonialcausesact  from instapaper
april 2018
English justice 'hanging on by fingernails', warns top judge
Lady Justice Hallett says access to justice will become even more important after Brexit.Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian The English justice system…
uklaw  accesstojustice  from instapaper
april 2018
In Britain now, the richer you are, the better your chance of justice | Nick Cohen
Barristers and lawyers protest against government cuts to legal aid fees. Justice in Britain, a country that…
accesstojustice  uklaw  from instapaper
april 2018
Owen Jones meets Stonewall's Ruth Hunt | 'My heart breaks for trans communities'
Ruth Hunt is the CEO of Stonewall, the LGBT campaigning organisation. She was responsible for overhauling Stonewall by pushing it to represent transgender…
lgbt  stonewall  ukpolitics  from instapaper
april 2018
Charlie Gard: facts, medicine, and right-wing fictions.
Charles Arthur Freelance technology journalist; The Guardian's Technology editor 2009-14. Author Digital Wars, on Apple v Google v Microsoft. Speaker,…
charliegard  uklaw  medicalethics  ethics  nhs  from instapaper
april 2018
Today’s anti-trans rhetoric looks a lot like old-school homophobia | Shon Faye
The actor Ian McKellen leads a march against section 28, in 1988. ‘The 30th anniversary is a useful moment to examine the parallels between the trans and gay…
section28  lgbt  history  from instapaper
april 2018
Evans & Anor v Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 805 (16 April 2018)
Lord Justice David, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan : Introduction This is the judgment of the court. The parents of Alfie Evans, Mr Thomas Evans and…
uklaw  alfieevans  from instapaper
april 2018
The Dumb Money
Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, “ Satoshi Nakamoto ,” announced his new invention under two guises. The first was as a sober engineer, touting the benefits of…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
april 2018
No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush
No 10 acknowledged that a request had been received from the Caribbean high commissioners and confirmed that a meeting had not been scheduled.Photograph:…
immigration  ukpolitics  windrush  from instapaper
april 2018
Inside the Jordan refugee camp that runs on blockchain
A few times a month, Bassam pushes a shopping cart through the aisles of a grocery store stocked with bags of rice, a small selection of fresh vegetables, and…
bitcoin  blockchain  cryptocurrency  technosolutionism  from instapaper
april 2018
Hounding Commonwealth citizens is no accident. It’s cruelty by design | Gary Younge
On 4 April Prince Charles opened the Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast with a brief reminder of the historical ties…
windrush  immigration  ukpolitics  from instapaper
april 2018
Why Bitcoin is bullshit, explained by an expert
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin on December 07, 2017 in London, England. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
april 2018
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built on trust, norms, and…
bitcoin  blockchain  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
april 2018
Tech Thinks It Has a Fix for the Problems It Created: Blockchain
SAN FRANCISCO — Worried about someone hacking the next election? Bothered by the way Facebook and Equifax coughed up your personal information? The technology…

(Yeah, it won't.)
blockchain  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
april 2018
Why blockchain isn’t ready for primetime
While much of the tech industry has grown bearish on the volatility of cryptocurrencies, enthusiasm for its…
cryptocurrency  blockchain  from instapaper
march 2018
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous
On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s always good fun…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
march 2018
RomuloOliveira/commit-messages-guide: A guide to understand the importance of commit messages and how to write them well
commit-messages-guide - A guide to understand the importance of commit messages and how to write them well
git  commit  lang:pt  lang:pt-BR  lang:en 
february 2018
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