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Rubin Starset originally shared:
 
"It would be probably be better if the authorities accepted this is a new situation, that this is history happening. History is a thing that happens in waves. Generally it is best to go with these waves, not try to make them turn back – the Canute option. I'm hoping that the world's leaders will realise this."
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I do not say this lightly: SOPA would break the internet, and any hope for ongoing free speech in the USA or elsewhere. Please help stop this dangerous, anti-freedom, anti-speech, andt-democracy, anti-jobs law.
This Wednesday, November 16, the disastrous "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) heads to the House Judiciary committee. In case you need a refresher, SOPA could allow the U.S. government and private corporations to create a blacklist of censored websites, and cut many more off from their ad networks and payment providers. This bill is bad news, and its supporters are trying to push it through before ordinary citizens realize just how much damage it c...
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Splendid infographics comparing corrections and higher education at Fast Company. Spending, effectiveness and world ranking are all highlighted in a well-cited CC:BY-NC-ND page. The title is something of a false comparison, but forgivable in light of the quality content. PublicAdministration.net deserves plenty of praise for these.
Infographic Of The Day: What's More Expensive, Prison Or Princeton? You probably don't even want to know. We're all moderately aware that the prison system costs taxpayers a lot of money. ...
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Cory Doctorow on how there's no real thing as copyright policy any more: it's all Internet policy, and (when you get down to it) social policy.
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This is what I have to deal with every day.
XKCDB: That's what she said. We have logs. About | Submit | New | Top (Recent) | Random>0. | RSS | $. Hi! Just so you know, you can click on the $ up there to support XKCDB. (This box will go a...
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I think that the question we're all asking is: does the reporter actually get to claim copyright on these images? There was no creativity to fix the images in a tangible medium so... Lawyers?
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The question I'm asking is: how do I get to hang out with this monkey? He looks like a dude.
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We have interrupted your regularly scheduled life to bring you this emergency announcement from the immune system... we are currently in the process of developing new memory T cells... do not attempt to move, walk, or think during this process... we apologize for any inconvenience caused. #flushot
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Video of cops cold bloodedly beating the hell out of students at Berkeley today. The students link arms and are just standing there. The police jab them brutally. There have got to be a lot of people seriously injured here. People are saying the police taped over their badge names and numbers. Nothing... nothing justifies this.

Occupy Cal 11/9/11
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It should be a crime for police to obscure their badges. That happens just the same here in the UK :-(
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LulzSec Halloween is epic, with real-life memes. Jolly good show!
LulzSec Halloween! http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/lulzsec-hacks.
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Writings, screencasts, and talks by Zach Holman. Zach works at GitHub and enjoys consuming cherry pies.
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Apparently, the US thinks that running a website linking to copyrighted material should be grounds for extradition to the US on criminal charges. Under this conception, is anyone safe from getting prosecuted under US laws? Note that US copyright laws are much stronger than most EU laws which -- for instance -- tend not to criminalize merely linking to content.
Richard O'Dwyer may face jail for copyright infringement in case echoing that of Gary McKinnon.
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"So, you dropped out of art school to become a rock star... and you're a redhead. Tell me: are you you a bit of a handful?"
ColbertNation.com video - Florence Welch recalls being discovered while singing drunkenly in a girl's bathroom.
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