Aristillus

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Welcome to the panopticon

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None of the recent revelations are a big surprise: we’ve been well on our way to a dystopian panopticon for a while. It’s disappointing to hear that there was no significant change in policy after Obama took over office. It’s a bit corny at this point, but “Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not watching you” is as apt as it has ever been.

Some interesting links:

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June 18, 2013 at 23:18

Why Copyright Law Is In Dire Need of Reform, Exhibit 431245

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Another example of how today’s copyright law sucks. The flying lawnmower video no longer has a sound track. It’ s just not the same without Cotton Eye Joe in the background.

Assuming it has any business existing at all, copyright law should be fueling the creation of new material – not stopping or preventing it.

Written by aristillus

June 6, 2013 at 00:18

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