Dangerous copyright ideas from a top newspaper group threaten free speech

Dangerous copyright ideas from a top newspaper group threaten free speech By Parker Higgins Photo credit: Alan Foster The News Media Alliance, the trade association that has represented newspaper publishers since 1887, released a whitepaper this month detailing its policy requests to the incoming president-elect…

Understanding the Hamburg “illegal links” ruling and its problems

Understanding the Hamburg “illegal links” ruling and its problems By Rick Falkvinge A Hamburg court has ruled that certain links were illegal when they were pointing at photos that were posted in violation of copyright. This ruling follows the worst fears of a previous ruling…

Buy Some Free Speech This Xmas

Buy Some Free Speech This Xmas By Jerry Barnett The UK state will begin censoring the web in 2017 – and almost nobody has noticed. Online free speech as we’ve known it for over 25 years is about to come under fundamental assault. The Digital Economy…

Fair Use Is Essential to a Free Press

Fair Use Is Essential to a Free Press By Elliot Harmon News Media Alliance’s Call to Weaken Protections Is Dangerous When copyright law and the First Amendment come into conflict, the First Amendment must win. The fair use doctrine—the idea that there are certain ways…

Facebook Suppresses Truth

Facebook Suppresses Truth By craig So far 564 people believe they have shared on Facebook my article conclusively refuting the CIA’s invention of lies about Russia hacking the DNC, using the share button on this site. Another 78 have tried to share it from my…

You Better Watch Out

You Better Watch Out By Dr. Neal Krawetz As we enter the holiday season, I’m seeing more and more Internet-enabled devices available to consumers. The Internet of Things (IoT) is based on the concept of making everything network enabled. However, this always make me question…