Aristillus

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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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SSSAAAIIILLLLLL!!!!!!

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Rargh. In the continuing erosion of privacy on the internet, Google now wants me to use my fullname for my Youtube account. This isn’t the first service for which this is an issue. And don’t tell me it’s about preventing abuse; it’s just as much about linking data. There are perfectly good and valid reasons for using pseudonyms.

Fortunately we can – for the moment – still enjoy Youtube somewhat anonymously. My current favourite:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYxX2YKGdvM]

Written by aristillus

September 6, 2012 at 11:53

After Democracy

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The VPRO, one of the only quality Dutch broadcasting organizations, has an English-language Youtube channel.

Last year they broadcast a documentary from Chris Kijne about democracy and its shortcomings earlier. It includes an interview with John Keane, whose book on Democracy I’m reading at the moment. The documentary with English subtitles is up on Youtube:

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September 1, 2012 at 20:48

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Interview with Eben Moglen at Re:Publica

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Excellent interview with Eben Moglen about the problems of centralization on the internet – probably the best explanation I’ve seen – and various other topics, including WikiLeaks and copyright reform.

Written by aristillus

August 29, 2012 at 23:54