Archive for 2011/09/21
When Canberra Times journalist Myles Peterson received the three-strikes study press release last week he couldn’t help but notice that News Corp newspapers received the details before ‘regular’ journalists did. Yes indeed, that is the same News Corp organization that is a partner of anti-piracy groups such as IPAF, DEAA and AFACTPosted: 2011/09/21 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
The good news is that the piece in the Canberra Times shows that not all journalists are indirectly working for the MPAA. Increasingly, we see skepticism towards the continuous stream of anti-piracy propaganda and more room for a sensible discussion about the topics at stake. Perhaps the tide is turning?
Police often arrest first and find reasons later – Justin Wedes, 25, from Brooklyn, said he was arrested while using a bullhornPosted: 2011/09/21 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
Yahoo Mail fixes Occupy Wall Street block. Says automatic spam filters to blame, but that there might be some residual delays as the fix propagates through the systemPosted: 2011/09/21 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Filtering
I can confidently say that the anti-corporation folks occupying (with consent) the corporate-owned Zuccotti Park are nowhere near achieving the Tahrir that ousted a dictator, which apparently was their aimPosted: 2011/09/21 in Education / Awareness
And instead of supporting this movement as I would have loved to, I honestly think it’s a matter of days until it all disintegrates and the hippies go home. Either it will be done non-violently, or it will veer into a riot.