Just a quick, 24-hours-overdue thanks to the folks at the Newsweek Dev Team for hosting me last night at their third News/Geek event. I had a rollicking good time, the questions were awesome, and the post-talk celebration was even better. If you want the Powerpoint, it’s here in all its 12.2 MB glory. Further discussion [...]
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While I’ve been on the road, I missed this very awesome interview on the Colbert Report: The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Lawrence Lessig Colbert at ChristmasColbert Christmas DVD Green ScreenBill O’Reilly Interview Props to EFF for the link.
In the summer of 2005, I attended a 2 week course at the Annenberg Sunnylands’ Institute in Statistics and Methodology (ASIMS, aka “Stats Camp”) in Palm Desert, CA. I took the class on regression and ANOVA, taught (very well) by Wharton stats professor Bob Stine, used the statistical program R. Out of dissatisfaction with the very [...]
Interesting article at the Independent about giving away free music downloads: The record industry has reached a strange pass when it makes more economic sense to give away an entire album than to spend the money needed to persuade people to buy it. But, when it comes to the process of downloading, it seems that [...]
In reaction to the Smithsonian’s recent deal with Showtime, Design Observer discusses the “erosion of fair use and the public domain in America.” It’s nice to see a carefully reasoned essay on this subject on a design blog, as many graphic designers’ knee-jerk reaction to IP reform is to complain that professionals are invariably going [...]
April 5, 2006
Posted by lokman
a breakthrough for the creative commons: the cc licenses are now finally available in (simplified) chinese, with some help from renmin university. the enablers and constraints on its diffusion process and to what degree these will be ‘culturally’ influenced will be a fascinating development to watch itself unfold in the coming period.
In today’s Philadelphia Weekly, on page 18, there’s a picture of me holding a flyer that says “Are you buying a dangerous CD?” The story, Copy Cats, is another great media clipping covering the antics of FreeCulture.org. Saturday, we were protesting outside Tower Records on South St. We believe that the major music labels are [...]
Not that we need more proof that the RIAA is mad, but apparently their latest target is now suing software and websites that provide song lyrics.
It is always good to remind ourselves from time to time why we do the things we do. Why we get angry about issues of copyright, why censorship is problematic, etc. Why we care about, what this website calls ‘a healthy information ecosystem.” As a response to Jimbo Wales’ (founder of Wikipedia) ten things that [...]